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Where did the English Sandidge family come from? What is the English Sandidge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Sandidge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Sandidge family history?

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.

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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.

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).


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandidge research. Another 425 words(30 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1628, 1735, 1718, 1781, 1780, 1872, 1894, 1894 and 1896 are included under the topic Early Sandidge History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Sandidge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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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: Charles Sandman settled in Philadelphia in 1756; and the family settled in Newfoundland at Torbay in the 19th century.

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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.

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The Sandidge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sandidge 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 17 January 2014 at 13:56.

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