Sendler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Sendler family
The surname Sendler was first found in Hampshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Winkton, held by Robert from Waleran Hunter, a Norman noble, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Geoffrey de Sancto Laudo can be linked to the Abbey of Saint Lo, Le Manche, Normandy which was a Thurold, friend of the Conqueror, stronghold.
Early History of the Sendler family
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Sendler Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Sendler has been recorded under many different variations, including Sandler, Santler, Sendler, Sandlar, Sandlo, Santlo, Santloe, Santlow, Sandlow, Sindler, Syndler, Sintler, Sintlow, St. Lo, Sentlow, Sentlowe, Saint Lo, St. Lowe, St. Low and many more.
Early Notables of the Sendler family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sendler family to Ireland
Some of the Sendler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Sendler family
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Sendlers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Sendler (post 1700) +
- Irena Sendler (1910-2008), also known as Irena Sendlerowa, a Polish nurse, humanitarian, and social worker who served in the Polish Underground during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw, awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest honour
Historic Events for the Sendler family +
- Heinz Sendler (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking 
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