Sandow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Sandow, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the Spanish people. The original bearer of the name Sandow, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Sandow family originally lived in the place named Sandoval in the province of Burgos. This place-name was originally Sannoval, which was originally derived from the Latin word "saltus," which means "grove" or "wood," and "novalis," which refers to newly cleared land.

Early Origins of the Sandow family

The surname Sandow was first found in Castile, prominent among the Christian kingdoms of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Sandow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandow research. Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1315, 1492, and 1845 are included under the topic Early Sandow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sandow Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sandoval, de Sandoval, Sandobal, de Sandobal, Sandovel and many more.

Early Notables of the Sandow family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Sandow were seventeenth century Spanish historian Prudencio de Sandoval; seventeenth century Spanish politician Francisco Sandoval y Rojas, Marquis of Denia and first Duke of Lerma...
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Sandow migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sandow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Sandow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [1]
  • George Sandow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [1]
  • Susan Sandow, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1849 [1]
  • Betsey Sandow, aged 45, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [2]
  • Mary Sandow, aged 24, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sultana" in 1851 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Sandow (post 1700) +

  • Greg Sandow (b. 1943), American music critic and composer
  • Billy Sandow (1884-1972), ring name of Wilhelm Baumannbetter, an American professional wrestler and promoter
  • Christian Sandow (1959-1984), German modern pentathlete at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Alan Sandow (b. 1952), Australian drummer and was a member of the rock band Sherbet
  • Chris Sandow (b. 1989), Indigenous Australian professional rugby league player
  • Eugen Sandow (1867-1925), born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller, a Prussian bodybuilder known as the "father of modern bodybuilding"
  • Sandow Birk (b. 1962), American illustrator and graphic artist


  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849DavidMalcolm.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Sultana.htm


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