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The name Sayce was carried to 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.

Sayce Early Origins



The surname Sayce was first found in Shropshire but the first record of the name was Geoffrey de Saye, Lord of West Greenwich (11351214.) 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 (11551230), 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.

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Sayce Spelling Variations


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Sayce Spelling Variations



Endless 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.

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Sayce Early History


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Sayce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sayce research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1604, 1685, 1649, 1661, 1681, 1691, 1653, 1691, 1664 and 1666 are included under the topic Early Sayce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sayce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sayce Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Baron Geoffrey Say; Evan Seys (1604-1685), Welsh lawyer from Swansea, Glamorgan, Attorney General under Oliver Cromwell, Recorder of Gloucester in 1649, Member of...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sayce Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sayce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Sayce, English convict from Hereford, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 29, 1828, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828
  • L. Sayce arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayce (post 1700)



  • B.J. Sayce (1839-1895), English photographer, co-inventor of the collodion emulsion process of dryplate photography, which displaced wet collodion in 1864, eponym of the Sayce Glacier, Antarctica
  • Lynda Sayce, English lutenist and theorbo player who has performed for John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, and the English National Opera
  • Richard Anthony Sayce (1917-1977), British academic, a Reader in French Literature at the University of Oxford
  • Conrad Harvey Sayce (1888-1935), British-born, Australian architect and author who used the pseudonym Jim Bushman
  • Philip Sayce, Welsh-born, Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • The Rev. Archibald Henry Sayce (1846-1933), British Assyriologist and ling Uist, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1828 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1828

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. 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.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Sayce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sayce 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.

This page was last modified on 21 November 2016 at 08:47.

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