Origins Available: English
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 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1787 is 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)
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Migration of the Sayne family to the New World and Oceana
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 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)