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The Anglo-Saxon name Sandy comes from when the family resided in the residence that was near the sands. Sandy is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. During the Middle Ages people were very conscious of the variations in their surroundings including the soil types. In this case the original bearers of the surname Sandy were named due to their close proximity to the sands.

Sandy Early Origins



The surname Sandy was first found in Worcestershire at Wickhamford, a parish, in the union of Evesham, Upper division of the hundred of Blackenhurst. "The church [of Wickhamford] is an exceedingly neat edifice, with a simple unpretending tower which rises prettily above the trees that environ it: in the chancel are two enriched altar-tombs with effigies in alabaster, in memory of the Sandys family, whose descendant, Lord Sandys, in 1841 repaired the entire church." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"About a mile from the church [of Woodham-Ferris in Essex] is Edwin Hall, a handsome mansion erected by Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Sandy Spelling Variations


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Sandy Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Sandy include Sandys, Sands, Sandy and others.

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Sandy Early History


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Sandy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandy research. Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1377, 1708, 1519, 1588, 1559, 1570, 1570, 1576, 1576, 1588, 1577, 1644, 1560, 1623, 1586, 1609, 1622, 1591, 1623, 1614, 1621, 1622, 1615, 1685, 1640, 1642, 1681, 1685, 1660, 1661, 1681, 1607 and 1669 are included under the topic Early Sandy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sandy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sandy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Edwin Sandys (1519-1588), an English prelate, Bishop of Worcester (1559-1570), London (1570-1576) and Archbishop of York (1576-1588) Archbishop of York; his son, George Sandys (1577-1644), an English traveler, colonist and poet; Sir Samuel Sandys (1560-1623), an English landowner and politician, Member of Parliament...

Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sandy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sandy In Ireland


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Sandy In Ireland



Some of the Sandy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Sandy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sandy, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • Mary Sandy, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Elizabeth Sandy, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Robert Sandy settled in Barbados in 1685

Sandy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Sandy, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard"

Sandy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Sandy arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sandy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sandy (post 1700)



  • John Sandy (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Idaho, 1996; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 2004, 2008
  • George C. Sandy, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 16th District, 1940
  • Gary Sandy (b. 1945), American actor, best known for his starring role as Andy Travis on the television sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati
  • Marco Antonio Sandy Sansusty (b. 1971), former Bolivian football defender
  • Kurnia Sandy (b. 1975), Indonesian retired football goalkeeper
  • Isabelle Sandy (1884-1975), French poet and writer
  • Casey Sandy (b. 1984), Canadian gymnast who competed for Penn State from 2006 to 2009

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Sandy Historic Events


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Sandy Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Adam  Sandy (1872-1917), Canadian stationed with 114th Battalion #6 Special Service from Oshwekan, Ontario, Canada  who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Probum non poenitet
Motto Translation: We do not repent of what is good.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Sandy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sandy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 14 June 2016 at 15:54.

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