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Sangster History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Sangster finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who was a singaere or musician. During the Middle Ages people were identified by the type of work one did and were referred to in this manner. The traveling musician was therefore named the singaere, and was a well known and respected figure in medieval times. He was the main entertainer at fairs and festivals and was also a source of news and idle gossip from the neighboring towns.

Early Origins of the Sangster family


The surname Sangster was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was Lucas le Syngere who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296. The same rolls listed William le Syngur one year later in Yorkshire.

Early History of the Sangster family


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Sangster Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sangster has been recorded under many different variations, including Singer, Singers, Singar and others.

Early Notables of the Sangster family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sangster family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sangster or a variant listed above:

Sangster Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Sangster, who landed in Maryland in 1680 [1]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)

Sangster Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Sangster, who landed in Virginia in 1770 [1]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)
  • John Sangster, aged 21, who arrived in Virginia in 1773 [1]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)

Sangster Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Sangster, aged 25, who arrived in Connecticut in 1812 [1]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)

Sangster Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Sangster, aged 32, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Oregon" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm

Sangster Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Sangster, aged 65, a domestic servant, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • Elizabeth Sangster, aged 31, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Sangster (post 1700)


  • William A. Sangster, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1864
  • John Sangster, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004
  • Mrs. A. E. Sangster, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1919
  • A. A. Sangster, American politician, Mayor of Cheboygan, Michigan, 1950
  • Margaret Elizabeth Sangster (1838-1912), American poet, author, and editor
  • Thomas Brodie- Sangster (b. 1990), English four-time Young Artist Award nominated film and television actor best known for his roles in Love Actually, Nanny McPhee and The Last Legion
  • James "Jimmy" Sangster (1927-2011), Welsh Saturn Award winning screenwriter and director from Kinmel Bay, Wales
  • Donald F. Sangster, Canadian economic geologist, President of the Society of Economic Geologists in 1994, recipient of the 1984 The Society of Economic Geologists Silver Medal
  • James Alexander Sangster (1861-1937), Canadian merchant and politician who represented Glengarry in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1923 to 1926
  • James Sangster (1796-1866), Canadian farmer and politician, represented Falmouth township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1847 to 1851
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Sangster family



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Charles Edward Sangster (d. 1912), aged 32, English Engineering Storkeeper from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

The Sangster 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: Fidelitas vincit
Motto Translation: Fidelity prevails.


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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque OREGON, 521 tons - 1851 voyage to South Australia. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Oregon.htm
  3. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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