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The name Saunderson was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the given name Alexander.

Saunderson Early Origins



The surname Saunderson was first found in county Durham. They were descended from Alexander, a Norman noble who had been granted lands in Waslington in the county of Durham and whose son took the surname James Saunderson. Whorlton in Durham was home to one branch of the family. "This place formed part of the forfeited estates of the Earl of Westmorland, and was purchased from the commissioners of the crown lands; the manor subsequently became the property of the Sanderson family." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Also the parish of Saxby in Lincolnshire was home to the family since early times. "This place has long been in the possession of the Saundersons, now represented by the Earl of Scarborough." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Saunderson Spelling Variations


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Saunderson Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Saunderson, Sanderson, Sandeson, Sandison and others.

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Saunderson Early History


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Saunderson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Saunderson research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1572, 1587, 1663, 1682, 1739, 1637, 1712, 1561, 1630, 1611, 1627, 1667, 1723, 1720, 1696, 1761, 1573, 1837, 1906, 1977 and 1997 are included under the topic Early Saunderson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saunderson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Saunderson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Robert Sanderson (1587-1663), English clergyman and cas Uist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire; Nicholas Saunderson (1682-1739), English scientist and mathematician, he may have been the earliest discoverer of Bayes theorem; Mary Saunderson (1637-1712), later known as Mary Saunderson Betterton after her marriage to Thomas Betterton...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Saunderson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Saunderson In Ireland


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Saunderson In Ireland



Some of the Saunderson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Saunderson or a variant listed above were:

Saunderson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Saunderson who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Joe Saunderson settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Saunderson, aged 23, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Tho Saunderson, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Saunderson, who landed in Massachusetts in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Saunderson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Charles Saunderson, who arrived in America in 1764
  • Jos Saunderson, who arrived in Virginia in 1788

Saunderson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Saunderson, who landed in America in 1800
  • James Saunderson, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • Henry Saunderson, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1839
  • S W Saunderson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Saunderson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Saunderson, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • John Saunderson, aged 42, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • George Saunderson, aged 43, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Elizabeth Saunderson, aged 13, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833

Saunderson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C. S. Saunderson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • M. Saunderson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880
  • T. Saunderson arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "British Empire" in 1880

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Contemporary Notables of the name Saunderson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Saunderson (post 1700)



  • Jason M. Saunderson, American football coach
  • Kevin Maurice Saunderson (b. 1964), American electronic music producer
  • James Saunderson (1667-1723), 1st Earl Castleton, an English aristocrat and politician, Member of Parliament for Newark from 1698 to 1700, and from 1701 to 1710
  • Nicholas Saunderson (1562-1631), 1st Viscount Castleton, an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1593 and 1625
  • George Saunderson (1631-1714), 5th Viscount Castleton, an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1698
  • John Saunderson (b. 1948), English-born, Australian politician
  • William J. Saunderson, Canadian former politician in Ontario, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism
  • Edward James Saunderson PC, JP, DL (1837-1906), Irish unionist politician

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Motto


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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: Je suis veillant plaire
Motto Translation: I am watchful to please.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  11. ...

The Saunderson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Saunderson 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.

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