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People in Italy were originally known only by a single name, but it became necessary for people to adopt a second name, or surname to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. The surname Sandra was derived from the Italian personal name
Early Origins of the Sandra family
The surname Sandra was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany
, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Sandra family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandra research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1187, 1455, 1503 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Sandra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Sandra Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Di Sandro, Sandra, Sandras, Sandre, Sandrolini, Sandron, Sandrone, Alessandro, Alessandra, Lassandro, Lassandra, Assandro and many more.
Early Notables of the Sandra family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sandra family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sandra Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Mr. Sandra, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Sandra (post 1700)
- Nancy Sandra Sinatra (b. 1940), American singer and actress, widely known for her 1966 signature hit These Boots Are Made for Walkin', daughter of Frank Sinatra Sr
- Sandra Day O'Connor (b. 1930), American lawyer, who became the first woman justice in the U.S. Supreme Court and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
- Dr. Sandra Tarte, academic and political commentator from Fiji
- Sandra Wiegers (1974-1992), Dutch volleyball player at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Sandra Dorne (1924-1992), born Joan Smith, was a British actress from Keighley, West Riding of Yorkshire
- Sandra Julia Gidley (b. 1957), British politician from Rossett, Wrexham, Wales, Member of Parliament for Romsey (2000-2010)
- Sandra Bonacchi, Italian producer and production manager
- Sandra Betschart (b. 1989), Swiss footballer, member of the Switzerland women's national football team
- Sandra Prinsloo (b. 1947), South African actress best known for her role as Kate Thompson in the 1980 film The Gods Must Be Crazy
- Sandra Kinney Frank, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1996; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1996