Saundback History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Saundback begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the market-town of Sandbach which was found in the county of Cheshire. Cheshire lies on the border between England and Wales; it is the northernmost county on the border. Devastated in the 11th century by border wars between William the Conqueror and the Welsh, Cheshire's border with Wales fluctuated over the next several centuries. Today, the western portion of the Domesday era county is in Wales. 
The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was known as "Sanbec."  Literally it means "sandy valley-stream," from the Old English "sand" + baece." 
Early Origins of the Saundback family
The surname Saundback was first found in Cheshire at Sandbach. While this is where the family hails, we must look to Staffordshire to find the first records of the family. For it is there that Richard de Sandebech and Roger de Sandbach were listed in the Feet of Fines 1227 and 1254.  "The township of Sandbach gave its name to an ancient Cheshire family which flourished up to the 13th century." 
Early History of the Saundback family
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Saundback 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 Saundback has undergone many spelling variations, including Sandbach, Sandback, Sandbeck and others.
Early Notables of the Saundback family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Saundback family
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 Saundback were among those contributors: Francis Sandbach arrived in New York in 1820; Walter Sanbecke landed in Pennsylvania in 1727.
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- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.