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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Sandys surname lived in the residence that was near the sands. Sandys 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 Sandys were named due to their close proximity to the sands.

Sandys Early Origins



The surname Sandys 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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Sandys Spelling Variations


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Sandys Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Sandys are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sandys include: Sandys, Sands, Sandy and others.

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Sandys Early History


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Sandys Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sandys 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 Sandys History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sandys Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sandys 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 Sandys Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sandys In Ireland


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Sandys In Ireland



Some of the Sandys 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Sandys or a variant listed above:

Sandys Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Sandys, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Henry Sandys settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630
  • James Sandys, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Sandys, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1640
  • George Sandys, who landed in Virginia in 1643

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sandys (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sandys (post 1700)



  • Lew W. Sandys, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 26th District, 1917-18
  • George Sandys (1578-1644), English colonist
  • Edwin Sandys (1519-1588), Archbishop of York, English prelate
  • William Sandys (1470-1540), 1st Baron Sandys of the Vyne, a 16th century English diplomat
  • Laura Jane Sandys (b. 1964), British Conservative Party politician
  • Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922), British classical scholar
  • Lord Duncan Edwin Sandys (1908-1987), Baron Duncan-Sandys, British politician
  • Samuel Sandys, 1st Baron Sandys, British politician
  • Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys (1829-1904), British Pre-Raphaelite painter, illustrator and draughtsman

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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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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Sandys Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sandys 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.

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