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Sayntlauren History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Sayntlauren is derived from the Old English personal names Lorens and Laurence, which were derived from the Latin name Laurentius. This name referred to a man from Laurentum, a town in Italy that was probably named for its laurels or bay trees. St. Lawrence, who was born in Huesca in Spain, became a deacon of Rome and was martyred in 258 AD, during the persecution of Valerianus. He gained a large following throughout Europe.

Early Origins of the Sayntlauren family


The surname Sayntlauren was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the family have been seated since the year 1177 having been granted their original lands by Strongbow, Earl of Pembroke, for the family's distinguished assistance in the invasion of Ireland in the year 1172.

Early History of the Sayntlauren family


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Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1503, 16 k, 1907, 1430, 1st , 1462, 1465, 1435, 1488, 1460, 1526, 1485, 1542, 1589, 1550, 1607, 1568, 1619, 1597, 1643, 1628 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Sayntlauren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sayntlauren Spelling Variations


Church officials and medieval scribes spelled names as they sounded; therefore, single person, could have his name spelt many different ways during their lifetime. While investigating the origins of the name Sayntlauren, many spelling variations were encountered, including: St. Lawrence, St. Laurent, St. Laurence and many more.

Early Notables of the Sayntlauren family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family up to this time was Christopher St Lawrence (d.1430), 1st Baron Howth; Christopher St Lawrence, 2nd Baron Howth (died 1462 or 1465), an Anglo-Irish nobleman; Robert St.Lawrence, 3rd Baron Howth (1435-ca.1488), Lord Chancellor of Ireland; Nicholas St Lawrence, 4th Baron Howth (c. 1460-1526), Irish soldier and statesman...
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Migration of the Sayntlauren family to the New World and Oceana


Ireland went through one of the most devastating periods in its history with the arrival of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Many also lost their lives from typhus, fever and dysentery. And poverty was the general rule as tenant farmers were often evicted because they could not pay the high rents. Emigration to North America gave hundreds of families a chance at a life where work, freedom, and land ownership were all possible. For those who made the long journey, it meant hope and survival. The Irish emigration to British North America and the United States opened up the gates of industry, commerce, education and the arts. Early immigration and passenger lists have shown many Irish people bearing the name Sayntlauren: Thady St. Laurence who arrived in Canada in 1847; Etiene St Lawrence arrived in New York State in 1775.

The Sayntlauren Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Qui pense
Motto Translation: Who thinks


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