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The present generation of the Sales family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Sales was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Sales were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Sales Early Origins



The surname Sales was first found in Cheshire but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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Sales Spelling Variations


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Sales Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Sales include Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.

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Sales Early History


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Sales Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sales research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Sales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sales Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sales Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include William Sayle ( c. 1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sales In Ireland


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Sales In Ireland



Some of the Sales family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Sales were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Sales Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sales and his wife settled in Salem in 1630
  • John Sales, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Roger Sales, who landed in Maryland in 1676

Sales Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Regino Sales, aged 30, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1838
  • G Sales, aged 26, landed in New Orleans, La in 1839
  • Ramon Sales, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1857
  • Salvador Sales, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1865

Sales Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Sales, aged 17, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Readman" in 1872
  • Henry Sales, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sales (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sales (post 1700)



  • Reno Sales, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Montana, 1948
  • Miguel Sales, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1904
  • Marcel J. Sales, American politician, Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 2004
  • Harry Sales, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Macomb County 3rd District, 1961 ; Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 11th District, 1962
  • C. M. Sales, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1896
  • Soupy Sales (1926-2009), born Milton Supman, American comedian, best known for his children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Sales Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sales 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 2 September 2016 at 09:40.

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