England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sayce family lived in Shropshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Say, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Sayce family
Shropshire but the first record of the name was Geoffrey de Saye, Lord of West Greenwich (1135–1214.) His son, Geoffrey de Saye, II (died 1230), Lord of West Greenwich was born in 1155 in West Greenwich, Kent and died in Gascoigne, Poitou, France. His son was Geoffrey de Saye (1155–1230), was an English nobleman, and Magna Carta surety who held lands at Edmonton (now part of London) and Sawbridgeworth (a small town and civil parish in Hertfordshire.) Stratfield Saye is a village and civil parish in Hampshire that includes the hamlets of West End Green, Fair Oak Green and Fair Cross.
Early History of the Sayce family
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Sayce Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Say, Saye and others.
Early Notables of the Sayce family (pre 1700)
Baron Geoffrey Say; Evan Seys (1604-1685), Welsh lawyer from Swansea, Glamorgan, Attorney General under Oliver Cromwell, Recorder of Gloucester in 1649, Member of...
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Migration of the Sayce family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sayce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Sayce (post 1700)
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