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The name Sawnderson reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Sawnderson family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Sawnderson is based on the given name Alexander.

Sawnderson Early Origins



The surname Sawnderson 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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Sawnderson Spelling Variations


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Sawnderson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Sawnderson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Sawnderson include Saunderson, Sanderson, Sandeson, Sandison and others.

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Sawnderson Early History


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Sawnderson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sawnderson 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 Sawnderson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sawnderson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sawnderson 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 Sawnderson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sawnderson In Ireland


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Sawnderson In Ireland



Some of the Sawnderson 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Sawnderson, or a variant listed above: Alexander Sanderson settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Saunderson who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joe Saunderson settled in St. Christopher in 1635.

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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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Sawnderson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sawnderson 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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