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Early Origins of the Sandler family

The surname Sandler 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, [1] 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 Sandler family

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Sandler 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 Sandler 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 Sandler 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 Sandler family (pre 1700)

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Sandler Ranking

In the United States, the name Sandler is the 6,785th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Sandler family to Ireland

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United States Sandler migration to the United States +

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 Sandler, or a variant listed above:

Sandler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rochus Sandler, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1885 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sandler (post 1700) +

  • Joseph Sandler (b. 1953), American attorney who served as in-house general counsel for the Democratic National Committee from 1993 to 1998
  • Bernice Resnick "Bunny" Sandler (1928-2019), American women's rights activist from New York, inducted into the Maryland Women's Hall of Fame in 2010, and the National Women's Hall of Fame in 2013
  • Irving Sandler (1925-2018), American art critic, art historian, and educator
  • David Sandler (1957-2016), American industrial equipment executive, CEO of MSC Industrial Direct
  • Jackie Sandler (b. 1974), American actress and wife of Adam Sandler
  • Gabe Sandler, American activist, writer and electronic musician
  • Francis Sandler, American bishop of the Palmarian Catholic Church
  • Ethan Sandler (b. 1973), American actor
  • Adam Richard Sandler (b. 1966), American actor, comedian, producer
  • Will B. Sandler, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 63rd District, 1966 [4]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  • Otto Sandler (1922-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook