Sanden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sanden family

The surname Sanden was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat in that shire. Richard de Sandun held the estates in 1222.

Early History of the Sanden family

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Sanden Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sanden family name include Sandon, Sandun, Sanden, Sandan, Sandone and others.

Early Notables of the Sanden family (pre 1700)

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United States Sanden migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sanden surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Sanden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Arthur Sanden, who landed in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1648 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sanden (post 1700) +

    Empress of Ireland
    • Miss T. Sanden, Canadian Third Class Passenger from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [2]

    1. ^ 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)
    2. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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