The name Sawndmynd comes from one of the family having 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 Sawndmynd family
The surname Sawndmynd 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 Sawndmynd family
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Sawndmynd Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Sawndmynd have been found, including: Sandeman, Sandiman, Sandieman, Sandman and others.
Early Notables of the Sawndmynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sawndmynd family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Sawndmynd, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Charles Sandman settled in Philadelphia in 1756; and the family settled in Newfoundland at Torbay in the 19th century.
The Sawndmynd 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.