Salle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Salle dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Salle was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Salle were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall. [1]

Early Origins of the Salle family

The surname Salle 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]

"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]

Early History of the Salle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salle research. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736, 1734, 1612, 1682, 1652, 1655, 1659 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Salle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Salle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Salle have been found, including Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.

Early Notables of the Salle family (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 George Sale (1697-1736), English Orientalist and solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the Qur'an into English and as author of...
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Salle family to Ireland

Some of the Salle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Salle migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Salle, or a variant listed above:

Salle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elion Salle, who settled in Virginia in 1642
  • Elianor Salle, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [4]
Salle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Salle, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [4]
  • Oliver Salle, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [4]
  • Abra Salle, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [4]
  • Abra, Salle Jr., who landed in Virginia in 1711 [4]
  • Abraham Salle, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Salle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andus Salle, aged 50, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1829 [4]
  • Manuel Salle, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1835 [4]
  • James Salle, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [4]
  • John Salle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848 [4]
  • Sebastian Salle, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1889 [4]

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Willard Dale La Salle, American Seaman First Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


  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.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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