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Sayce History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Sayce family


The surname Sayce was first found in 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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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Sayce family (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...
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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

  • 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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHILDE HAROLD 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849ChildeHarold.htm

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 linguist, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Oxford from 1891 to 1919

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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHILDE HAROLD 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849ChildeHarold.htm

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