Sandal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Sandal family

The surname Sandal was first found in the Upper Ward of Clydesdale and were from the lands of Sandliands. These were lands that were traditionally held by the Douglasses in the early 14th century, hence their relationship as sept of the Clan Douglas. James Sandilands, armiger, was a vassal of William, the 1st Earl of Douglas and obtained a grant of lands in Peeblesshire from David II in 1336. In 1348 he became possessor of the lands of Sandilands and Redmyre by charter from William, lord of Douglas. [1]

"At an early period the family were in possession of the lands of Sandilands in Lanarkshire, and from the time of David II, when Sir James Sandilands distinguished himself in the wars against the English, they began to acquire a position of some power and prominence." [2]

Important Dates for the Sandal family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandal research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1579, 1511, 1596, 1627, 1667, 1645, 1681 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Sandal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sandal Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sandilands, Sandylands, Sandelands, Sandlant and others.

Early Notables of the Sandal family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was James Sandilands first Lord Torphichen (d. 1579), second son of Sir James Sandilands of Calder; James Sandilands (1511-1596), Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and...
Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sandal migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sandal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • L Sandal, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Sandal migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sandal Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • von Sandal, who arrived in Quebec in 1896
  • Iwan Sandal, who landed in Quebec in 1896
  • Peter Sandal, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Petrash Sandal, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897
  • Petro Sandal, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1897

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Citations

  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ 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)
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