Sayne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Sayne is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Sainsbury found in the county of Gloucester. The surname Sayne is a habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. Habitation names were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Sayne family

The surname Sayne was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Sayne family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sayne research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1576, 1610, 1596 and 1607 are included under the topic Early Sayne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sayne Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Sayne has been spelled many different ways, including Sainsbury, Sansbury, Sainsbery, Sansbery and others.

Early Notables of the Sayne family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Sandsbury or Sandbury (1576-1610), Latin poet, was born in London. In 1596 he was elected to one of the...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sayne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Sayne migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Saynes to arrive in North America:

Sayne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hum Sayne, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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