Early Origins of the Sandle family
The surname Sandle was first found in Hampshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy
, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron
, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England
to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant
of the lands of Winkton, held by Robert from Waleran Hunter, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086. Geoffrey de Sancto Laudo can be linked to the Abbey of Saint Lo, Le Manche, Normandy
which was a Thurold, friend of the Conqueror, stronghold.
Early History of the Sandle family
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Sandle 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 Sandle 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 Sandle include Sandler, Santler, Sendler, Sandlar, Sandlo, Santlo, Santloe, Santlow, Sandlow, Sindler, Syndler, Sintler, Sintlow, St. Lo, Sentlow, Sentlowe, Saint Lo, St. Lowe, St. Low and many more.
Early Notables of the Sandle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sandle family to Ireland
Some of the Sandle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sandle family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sandle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Sandle, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aloe" in 1863