The Sawndmane family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who was employed as the servant of Sandy or Saunder. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. The most common suffixes for occupational
names are maker, herd, hewer, smith, er, ing, and man.
Early Origins of the Sawndmane family
The surname Sawndmane was first found in Perthshire
where they held a family seat
from about the year 1550 at Alyth. According to Barber the name is derived from Sandys in Cumberland
, rather than of Danish or Dutch extraction.(Men of Truth).
Early History of the Sawndmane family
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Sawndmane Spelling Variations
Sawndmane has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Sawndmane have been found, including Sandeman, Sandiman, Sandieman, Sandman and others.
Early Notables of the Sawndmane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sawndmane family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Sawndmanes to arrive on North American shores: Charles Sandman settled in Philadelphia in 1756; and the family settled in Newfoundland at Torbay in the 19th century.
The Sawndmane 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: Stat Veritas
Motto Translation: Truth Stands.