Sansbury History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Sansbury surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in the village of Sainsbury found in the county of Gloucester. The surname Sansbury is a habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Sansbury family

The surname Sansbury was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Sansbury family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sansbury research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1576, 1610, 1596 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Sansbury History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sansbury 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 Sansbury include Sainsbury, Sansbury, Sainsbery, Sansbery and others.

Early Notables of the Sansbury family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Sandsbury or Sandbury (1576-1610), Latin poet, was born in London. In 1596 he was elected to one of the...
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United States Sansbury migration to the United States +

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:

Sansbury Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Sansbury, who landed in Maryland in 1672 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Sansbury (post 1700) +

  • James W. Sansbury, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1876

  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) on Facebook
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