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The surname Sant first came to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "sant," meaning "saint," and was most likely first bestowed as a nickname either on someone of saintly character or in an ironic way on someone of loose morals.

Sant Early Origins



The surname Sant was first found in Yorkshire, where Roger le Sent was recorded to be living in 1250. The nickname origin of the name makes it likely that several branches of the Sant family emerged independently in different areas during the Middle Ages.

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Sant Spelling Variations


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Sant Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Saint, Sant, Sants, Saunt and others.

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Sant Early History


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Sant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sant research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1559 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Sant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sant Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sant Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Adam Wenzel Sant, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1620-1664
  • Miles Sant, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Sant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Augustine Sant, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1847

Sant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Abel Sant, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sant (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sant (post 1700)



  • Samuel Rinnah Van Sant (1844-1936), American Republican politician, Speaker of the Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1895; Governor of Minnesota, 1901-05
  • Laura Van Sant, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2004
  • Joshua Van Sant (1803-1884), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Baltimore, Maryland, 1839-41; Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1845; Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1871-75
  • John T. Van Sant, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 16th District, 1955-70
  • John F. Van Sant, American Democrat politician, Elected Delaware State House of Representatives 13th District 1998
  • J. A. Van Sant, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1904
  • Howard D. Van Sant (1865-1925), American politician, Mayor of Island Heights, New Jersey; U.S. Consul in Guelph, 1905; Kingston, 1905-10; Dunfermline, 1910-22
  • Grant Van Sant, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1936

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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The Sant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sant 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 9 December 2015 at 09:50.

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