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The Sayn surname was a Norman habitation name, derived from when families lived at St. Clai-sur-Elle in La Manche and in St-Clair-L'Evêque in Calvados, Normandy before their arrival in Britain.

Sayn Early Origins



The surname Sayn was first found in the barony of Roslyn, Midlothian where King Alexander I of Scotland granted a parcel of land to William de Sancto Claro in 1162. They were originally from St Clare, Pont d'Eveque, Normandy, and are descended from Walderness Compte de Saint Clare who arrived in England with William the Conqueror.

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Sayn Spelling Variations


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Sayn Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Sinclair, Saint Clare, Sancto Claro, Singular, Sinclaire, Seincler, Sanclar, Sincklair, Sinclear, Sincler and many more.

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Sayn Early History


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Sayn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sayn research. Another 485 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1455, 1607, 1345, 1400, 1696 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Sayn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sayn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sayn Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sayn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sayn In Ireland


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Sayn In Ireland



Some of the Sayn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words (8 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sayn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Conrad Sayn, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Nicolaus Sayn, who arrived in New York in 1709-1710
  • Peter Sayn, who landed in New York in 1709

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayn (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sayn (post 1700)



  • George Ernst de Sayn et Wittgenstein, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    The Sayn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sayn 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 8 October 2015 at 15:25.

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