Origins Available: English
Sande is one of the names that was brought to England
in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Sande family lived in Shropshire
, although their name is derived from the Old English and translates directly as sandy ford.
Such a name would have indicated that the original bearer lived near such a landmark.
Early Origins of the Sande family
The surname Sande was first found in Shropshire
at Sandford, where Thomas de Saundford, one of the "companions in arms" of William I was given lands, for his assistance. He is mentioned in the Domesday Book
of 1086. "Richard de Sanford was certainly seated at Sandford soon after the Conquest, and which has ever since remained their principal seat." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Sandford Hall, near Whitchurch survives today. This county house is thought to have been built between 1700 and 1750 and at the time of writing is up for sale. Thorpe-Salvin in the West Riding of Yorkshire
was home to a branch of the family. " It was anciently the property of the Salvin family, and subsequently of the Sandfords, by whom the now ruined Hall was erected about the middle of the 16th century." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Sande family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sande research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1533, 1547, 1555, 1605, 1653, 1653, 1639, 1701, 1680 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Sande History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sande Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sande include Sandford, Sandiford, Samford, Sanford and others.
Early Notables of the Sande family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Sandford, English owner of a woolen mill in Stonehouse, county Gloucester, and Mayor of Gloucester in 1533; Thomas Sandford, High Sheriff
in 1547 and 1555; Thomas SandfordJohn... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sande Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sande family to Ireland
Some of the Sande family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sande family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Sandes to arrive on North American shores:
Sande Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Francisco Sande, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sande (post 1700)
- Kermit A. Sande (b. 1943), American politician and attorney, Attorney General of South Dakota from 1973 to 1975
- Walter Sande (1906-1971), American actor, notable for film and television roles, including Paul Revere in Walt Disney's Johnny Tremain (1957)
- Earl Harold Sande (b. 1898), American Hall of Fame jockey and thoroughbred horse trainer who had 968 career wins including five Belmont Stakes wins and three Kentucky Derby wins; winner of the U.S. Triple Crown aboard Gallant Fox in 1930
- Arne Sande (1905-1985), Danish boxer who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics
- Jakob Sande (1906-1967), Norwegian writer, poet and folk singer
- Daniel Sande (b. 1916), Argentine Olympic fencer at the 1948, 1952 and 1960 Summer Olympics
- Ole-Jakob Sande (b. 1969), Norwegian ski mountaineer
- Erling Sande (b. 1979), Norwegian politician for the Centre Party
- Adele Emily Sandé (b. 1987), British recording artist and songwriter
- Craig Sande MD, Gastroenterologist in Reno, Nevada
The Sande Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.