Sais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Sais family
The surname Sais was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Sais family
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Sais Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Seys, Seyys, Seeys, Seyes, Seyss, Sey and others.
Early Notables of the Sais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sais family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Says, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634; Mary Says, who came to Massachusetts in 1638; Elizabeth Says, who came to Massachusetts in 1638; Thomas Says, who came to Massachusetts in 1639.
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