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The name Sayles is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the county of Cheshire, where they held the estate of Sale. The surname Sayles was originally derived form the Old English word soel which refers to a hall. In this case the original bearers of the surname Sayles were either servants at the hall or resided near a dining hall. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.


Sayles Early Origins



The surname Sayles was first found in Cheshire but the family can be found throughout ancient Britain in early years. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Robert a la Sale. Placita de Quo Warranto, temp. Edward I-III lists Nicholas de la Sale, temp. 20 Edward I and William de la Sale. Robert de la Sale was Bailiff of Norwich in 1327. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

"About the time of Edward I., Thomas, son of William De la Sale, held twelve acres of land in Ickleford, Hertfordshire. According to Cussans, the Hertfordshire Sales hailed from Scotland nearly two centuries ago, and he mentions Francis Sale, a gentleman who was married at Ashwell in 1694." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.


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Sayles Spelling Variations


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Sayles Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sayles family name include Sale, Sail, Sales, Salle, Salley, Sally, Sallete, Sallett and many more.

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Sayles Early History


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Sayles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sayles research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1590, 1675, 1670, 1671, 1697, 1736 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Sayles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sayles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sayles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: William Sayle (c. 1590-1675), English explorer and later settler of the Bahamas, the first governor of colonial South Carolina from 1670-1671; and...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sayles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sayles In Ireland


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Sayles In Ireland



Some of the Sayles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Sayles surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Sayles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Sayles, who arrived in Providence, Rhode Island in 1654 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Sayles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Sayles, who landed in New York in 1836 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • F. A. Sayles, aged 25, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1892
  • H.Q. Sayles, aged 44, who emigrated to America from England, in 1893
  • F.A. Sayles, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1895
  • Eleonor Sayles, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1895
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sayles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George William Sayles, aged 23, who landed in America from Kingston, in 1904
  • C. Sayles, who emigrated to America, in 1904
  • Conie Sayles, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1907
  • George Sayles, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Frank A. Sayles, who settled in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sayles Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ahab Sayles, who arrived in Canada in 1828
  • George R Sayles, who landed in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayles (post 1700)



  • William Nisbeth Sayles (1917-1996), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
  • Emanuel Sayles (1907-1986), American jazz banjoist
  • John Thomas Sayles (b. 1950), American independent film director, screenwriter and author
  • George Osborne "G. O." Sayles (1901-1994), English historian
  • Murray William Sayles (1926-2010), Australian journalist, novelist and adventurer
  • Alexei David Sayles (b. 1952), British stand-up comedian, actor and author

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Sayles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sayles 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.

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