Sandin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Sandin family
The surname Sandin was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat in that shire. Richard de Sandun held the estates in 1222.
Early History of the Sandin family
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Sandin 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 Sandin have been found, including Sandon, Sandun, Sanden, Sandan, Sandone and others.
Early Notables of the Sandin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sandin family
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Sandin, or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Sandin (post 1700) +
- Daniel J. Sandin (b. 1942), American video and computer graphics artist and researcher, Professor Emeritus of the School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Erik Sandin (b. 1966), American musician and the drummer of the California punk band, NOFX
- Pedro J. Sandin, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1963-73 (acting, 1963) 
- Elmer V. Sandin, American politician, Mayor of Bessemer, Michigan, 1959 
- E. C. Sandin, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1948 
- Benedict Sandin (1918-1982), Malaysian ethnologist, historian, and Curator of the Sarawak Museum in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
- Ramon "Guy" Sandin (b. 1970), Puerto Rican diver at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Elis Sandin (1901-1987), Swedish cross country skier who competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics
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