Sammbrish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Sammbrish is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sammbrish family lived in Shropshire. Their name is derived from the Old English word Semebre, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived near a sandy stream or sandy brook. 
Early Origins of the Sammbrish family
The surname Sammbrish was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Sambrook in that shire. 
Conjecturally the family name is descended from Turold, a Norman noble, who held the village of Sambrook at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book,  a census of England initiated by Duke William of Normandy in 1086, after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Turold held the village of Sambrook from his tenant-in-chief, the overlord, Earl Roger. The original Saxon name of the village, pre conquest, was Semembre, and the village consisted of a Mill and a few houses.
Early History of the Sammbrish family
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Sammbrish Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Sammbrish has been recorded under many different variations, including Semembre, Sambrook, Sambrooke, Sembrooke, Sembrook, Sanbrook, Sanbrooke, Sandbrooke, Sandbrook and many more.
Early Notables of the Sammbrish family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sammbrish family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Sammbrishs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: John Sambrooke who settled in Barbados in 1660; Thomas Sandbrooke who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635.
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- Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
- Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)