Sandidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Sandidge. It was a name given to someone who was a person who was employed as the servant of Sandy or Saunder. Occupational names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. The most common suffixes for occupational names are maker, herd, hewer, smith, er, ing, and man.

Early Origins of the Sandidge family

The surname Sandidge was first found in Perthshire in Scotland where they held a family seat from about the year 1550 at Alyth. According to Barber the name is derived from Sandys in Cumberland, rather than of Danish or Dutch extraction.(Men of Truth).

Early History of the Sandidge family

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Sandidge Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sandidge have been found, including Sandeman, Sandiman, Sandieman, Sandman and others.

Early Notables of the Sandidge family (pre 1700)

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Sandidge Ranking

In the United States, the name Sandidge is the 9,504th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Sandidge migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Sandidge, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Sandidge Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • ? Sandidge, who arrived in New York in 1903 aboard the ship "Lahn" from Naples, Italy [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sandidge (post 1700) +

  • John Milton Sandidge (1817-1890), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Louisiana State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 4th District, 1855-59 [3]
  • Donald E. Sandidge, American politician, Mayor of Alton, Illinois, 2007 [3]
  • Allen Wilson Sandidge (1899-1972), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936 [3]


The Sandidge 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: Stat Veritas
Motto Translation: Truth Stands.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFTL-D43 : 6 December 2014), Sandidge, 16 Sep 1903; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Lahn, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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