Sandlin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sandlin family

The surname Sandlin was first found in Lancashire 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 estates in that shire. They held a family seat at Farne and Fells.

One of the earliest records of the family was John Sandale (or Sandall), from Wheatley within Long Sandale, Yorkshire. He was Lord High Treasurer (1310-1311) and (1314-1318). Later he was Bishop of Winchester (1316-1319.)

Many families were caught up the the religious turmoil of the time and this family was no exception in Gloucestershire. "The first that was called to shed his blood was the Rev. John Sands, or Sandys. Ordained priest at Rheims, he came on the English mission in 1584. Labouring diligently in the work of the ministry, he was apprehended, and was soon condemned to the death of a traitor, for his priestly character. Paul Tracye, of Stanwey, then Sheriff of the county, assisted at his barbarous execution in Gloucester on 2nd August, 1586." [1]

Early History of the Sandlin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandlin research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1468, 1549, 1455, 1487, 1471, 1523, 1603, 1600, 1677, 1600, 1571, 1645, 1576, 1587, 1172 and are included under the topic Early Sandlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sandlin Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sandlin were recorded, including Sand, Sands, Sandes, Sandis, Sandall, Saundes, Sonds and many more.

Early Notables of the Sandlin family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include George Sondes, Earl of Feversham (1600-1677), born in 1600 at Lees Court, in the parish of Sheldwich, near Feversham in Kent, son and heir of Sir Richard...
Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandlin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Sandlin family to Ireland

Some of the Sandlin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 110 words (8 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 Sandlin family

To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sandlin family emigrate to North America: 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 Sandlin (post 1700) +

  • John Everett Sandlin Jr. (1945-2017), American recording engineer and producer
  • Sergeant Willie Sandlin (1890-1949), United States Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War I
  • Tim Sandlin (b. 1950), American novelist and screenwriter
  • Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (b. 1970), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 2004, 2008; U.S. Representative from South Dakota at-large, 2004-; Defeated, 2002, 2010 [2]
  • Max A. Sandlin (b. 1952), American Democrat politician, County Judge in Texas, 1986-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1997-; Defeated, 2004; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000, 2004 [3]
  • Marlin Sandlin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 [3]
  • L. D. Sandlin, American politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1934-35 [3]
  • John Nicholas Sandlin (1872-1957), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912 (alternate), 1916; District Judge in Louisiana 2nd District [3]
  • Hugh Sandlin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944 (alternate), 1956 [3]
  • George W. Sandlin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1952; Texas Democratic State Chair, 1955 [3]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Sandlin +

  • 3892 "The Sandlin Clan" by Dale S. Sandlin.

  1. ^ Oliver, George, Collections Illustrating the History of the Catholic Religion in the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wilts, and Gloucester London: Charles Dolman, 61, New Bond Street, 1857. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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