The Anglo-Norman surname Sandercock is derived from the name Saunder, which is a pet form of the personal name
Alexander. This name was originally derived from the Greek personal name Alexandros which literally means defender of men.
Early Origins of the Sandercock family
The surname Sandercock was first found in County Wicklow
(Irish: Cill Mhantáin), known as the “last county,” created only in 1606, located on the East coast of Ireland
, today part of the Greater Dublin
Area, where they were granted lands by Strongbow
, Earl of Pembroke, for their assistance in the invasion of Ireland
Early History of the Sandercock family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandercock research.Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1555, 1683, 1620 and 1695 are included under the topic Early Sandercock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sandercock Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name Sandercock revealed many spelling variations
including Saunders, Sanders, Sawnders, Sainders, Saynders, Saunderrs, Sannders, Sanderrs, Saunder and many more.
Early Notables of the Sandercock family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family up to this time was Laurence Saunders, a preacher of Northamptonshire, burned at the stake on February 8, 1555 for his Protestant views; Sir Edmund Saunders (died 1683), an... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandercock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sandercock family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sandercock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Sandercock a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Bussorah Merchant" in 1848 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUSSORAH MERCHANT 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848BussorahMerchant.htm
- James Sandercock, aged 24, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"
Sandercock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Sandercock, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876
Contemporary Notables of the name Sandercock (post 1700)
- Robert Sandercock (b. 1963), English professional footballer
- Graham Sandercock, English politician, author, journalist and former teacher
- Leonie Sandercock (b. 1949), Australian academic
- Philip John "Phil" Sandercock (b. 1953), English former professional footballer
Historic Events for the Sandercock family
- Mr. Benjamin George Charles Sandercock, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
The Sandercock 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: Nil Conscire Sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of no Wrong.