The name Sanderford arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Sanderford 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 Sanderford family
The surname Sanderford 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 Sanderford family
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Sanderford Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Sandford, Sandiford, Samford, Sanford and others.
Early Notables of the Sanderford 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 Sanderford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sanderford family to Ireland
Some of the Sanderford family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Sanderford family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sanderford or a variant listed above:
Sanderford Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Roger M. Sanderford, aged 27, originally from Sao Paulo, who arrived in New york in 1906 aboard the ship "Tennyson" from Santos CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFXG-2YW : 6 December 2014), Roger M. Sanderford, 21 Jan 1906; citing departure port Santos, arrival port New york, ship name Tennyson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Sanderford (post 1700)
- Lee Sanderford, American actor, known for his work on Road to Hell 3 (2008), High Five (2008) and Untitled Horror Comedy (2009)
- John Sanderford (b. 1952), American Soap Opera Digest Award nominated actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) and Leprechaun (1993)
- Shannon Lee Sanderford (b. 1992), American beauty pageant titleholder, Miss Texas 2015
- Howard Sanderford (b. 1935), American politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives (1989-)
- Major-General Sanderford Jarman (1884-1954), American Commanding General Army Garrison Forces Central Pacific Area (1944-1945) CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 30) Sanderford Jarman. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Jarman/Sanderford/USA.html
The Sanderford 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.