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Sanderson is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The name Sanderson came from the given name Alexander.

Sanderson Early Origins



The surname Sanderson was first found in county Durham. They were descended from Alexander, a Norman noble who had been granted lands in Waslington in the county of Durham and whose son took the surname James Saunderson. Whorlton in Durham was home to one branch of the family. "This place formed part of the forfeited estates of the Earl of Westmorland, and was purchased from the commissioners of the crown lands; the manor subsequently became the property of the Sanderson family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Also the parish of Saxby in Lincolnshire was home to the family since early times. "This place has long been in the possession of the Saundersons, now represented by the Earl of Scarborough." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sanderson Spelling Variations


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Sanderson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Sanderson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sanderson include Saunderson, Sanderson, Sandeson, Sandison and others.

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Sanderson Early History


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Sanderson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sanderson research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1587, 1663, 1682, 1739, 1637, 1712, 1561, 1630, 1611, 1627, 1667, 1723, 1720, 1696, 1761, 1573, 1837, 1906, 1977 and 1997 are included under the topic Early Sanderson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sanderson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sanderson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Sanderson (1587-1663), English clergyman and cas Uist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire; Nicholas Saunderson (1682-1739), English scientist and mathematician, he may have been the earliest discoverer of Bayes theorem; Mary Saunderson (1637-1712), later known as Mary Saunderson Betterton after her marriage to Thomas Betterton...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sanderson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sanderson In Ireland


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Sanderson In Ireland



Some of the Sanderson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Sanderson, or a variant listed above:

Sanderson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Alexander Sanderson settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Allexander Sanderson, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • Edward Sanderson, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • John Sanderson, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Ri Sanderson, who landed in Virginia in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sanderson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Sanderson settled in Carolina in 1774

Sanderson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Sanderson, who landed in America in 1800
  • Robert Sanderson, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Sidney Sanderson, aged 28, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Arthur Sanderson, who arrived in America in 1804
  • John E Sanderson, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sanderson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jane Sanderson, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Sanderson, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Dorcas Savage" from Belfast, Ireland

Sanderson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Sanderson, a blacksmith, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Sanderson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  • John Sanderson, English convict from Cambridge, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Edward Sanderson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846
  • John Sanderson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sanderson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Sanderson, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Isabella Sanderson, aged 34, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Thomas C. Sanderson, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • William Sanderson, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • James Sanderson, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sanderson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sanderson (post 1700)



  • Cael Norman Sanderson (b. 1979), American gold, silver and bronze medalist wrestler
  • Brandon Sanderson (b. 1975), American fantasy and science fiction author, known for his fantasy series Mistborn and Alcatraz
  • Brian Sanderson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2012
  • Benjamin Sanderson, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Hyde County, 1811-13, 1827, 1829
  • August E. Sanderson, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Hunterdon County, 1871-72
  • Asa T. Sanderson (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives, 1901-04 (Saginaw County 2nd District 1901-02, Saginaw County 3rd District 1903-04)
  • A. E. Sanderson, American politician, Independent Candidate for Oregon dairy and food commissioner, 1928
  • Debby P. Sanderson (b. 1941), American Republican politician, Member of Florida State House of Representatives 91st District, 1983-
  • E. L. Sanderson (b. 1864), American Democrat politician, Physician; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1928 (alternate), 1936
  • Edward Sanderson, American politician, Mayor of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, 1847-51
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sanderson Historic Events


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Sanderson Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Peter Sanderson (b. 1921), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Chichester, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John D L Sanderson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John D L Sanderson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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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: Je suis veillant ŗ plaire
Motto Translation: I am watchful to please.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Lysander.htm
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Sanderson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sanderson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 6 August 2016 at 20:26.

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