Santy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The lineage of the name Santy begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the residence that was near the sands. Santy 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 Santy were named due to their close proximity to the sands.

Early Origins of the Santy family

The surname Santy 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] "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]

"At Lanarth, [in the parish of St. Keverne, Cornwall] which has been in possession of the Sandys family upwards of a century, an elegant house has been lately built by its present proprietor Lieutenant Colonel William Sandys, who spent the spring of his life in India, in those active scenes which mark and diversify the military occupation. His house, gardens, and grounds, have been raised to their present state of perfection at a vast expence; and they include every convenience which a retired situation can be expected to secure." [2]

Early History of the Santy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Santy research. Another 135 words (10 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 Santy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Santy Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Santy has undergone many spelling variations, including Sandys, Sands, Sandy and others.

Early Notables of the Santy family (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 for Ripon (1586) and Worcestershire (1609-1622); Sir Edwin Sandys (1591-1623)...
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Ireland Migration of the Santy family to Ireland

Some of the Santy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Santy migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Santy were among those contributors:

Santy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michael Santy, who landed in America in 1778 [3]
Santy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G Santy, aged 24, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1842 [3]

New Zealand Santy migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Santy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Joseph J. Santy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Louisa Santy, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Mr. Joseph J. Santy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "William Watson" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1859 [4]
  • Mr. Louisa Santy, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "William Watson" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1859 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Santy (post 1700) +

  • Clyde B. Santy, American politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Lyman; Elected 1938
  • Santy Hulst (b. 1987), Dutch professional footballer

The Santy 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.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook
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