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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The surname Saints first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "sant," meaning "saint," and was most likely first bestowed as a nickname either on someone of saintly character or in an ironic way on someone of loose morals.

Saints Early Origins



The surname Saints was first found in Yorkshire, where Roger le Sent was recorded to be living in 1250. The nickname origin of the name makes it likely that several branches of the Saints family emerged independently in different areas during the Middle Ages.

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Saints Spelling Variations


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Saints Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Saint, Sant, Sants, Saunt and others.

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Saints Early History


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Saints Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saints research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1559 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Saints History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saints Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saints Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saints Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Miles Sant, who settled in Maryland in 1668; James Saint, who emigrated from England to Maryland in 1684; and John Egerton Saint, a convict who arrived in Virginia in 1756..

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Saints Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saints Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 August 2015 at 09:45.

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