The ancestors of the name Sandbach date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Sandbach family lived in the market-town of Sandbach which was found in the county of Cheshire
lies on the border between England
and Wales; it is the northernmost county on the border. Devastated in the 11th century by border wars between William the Conqueror and the Welsh
, Cheshire's border with Wales
fluctuated over the next several centuries. Today, the western portion of the Domesday era county is in Wales.
Early Origins of the Sandbach family
The surname Sandbach was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Sandbach family
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Sandbach Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Sandbach are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sandbach include: Sandbach, Sandback, Sandbeck and others.
Early Notables of the Sandbach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sandbach family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sandbach or a variant listed above:
Sandbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francis Sandbach, who arrived in New York in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Sandbach (post 1700)
- Francis Sandbach, Professor
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