Sinden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Sinden family

The surname Sinden was first found in Yorkshire where the name is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Sandal,' a parish, now Sandal Magna, near Wakefield, Yorkshire. Long Sandall, a parish four miles from Doncaster. [1] [2]

"This place is of high antiquity, and was long the baronial seat of the lords of Wakefield, of whom John Plantagenet, the last Earl of Warren, erected a strong castle here about the year 1320, which in the reign of Edward III. was occupied by Edward Balliol, one of the competitors for the throne of Scotland. The castle became the property of Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York, who fell in the battle of Wakefield, in 1460; and was subsequently the residence of his son, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, afterwards Richard III." [3]

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls list: Johannes de Sandall (1379); and Isabella de Sandale (1370) as both residing there at that time. (Barsley)

Further to the north in Scotland, John de Sandall or de Sandele, appears as Camerarius Scocie, c. 1361 and was listed as an Englishman. [4]

John de Sandale (died 1319), was Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor and "was probably a native of Yorkshire." [5]

Early History of the Sinden family

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Sinden Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sendall, Sendell, Sindall, Sindell, Sendal, Sindel, Sindal and many more.

Early Notables of the Sinden family (pre 1700)

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United States Sinden migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sinden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Sinden, who landed in America in 1831-1832 [6]
  • Cornelius Sinden, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1854 [6]

Canada Sinden migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sinden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Charlotte Sinden, aged 8, who arrived in Montreal in 1842
  • Edward Sinden, aged 46, who arrived in Montreal in 1842
  • Elizth Sinden, aged 3, who landed in Montreal in 1842
  • Harriet Sinden, aged 5, who arrived in Montreal in 1842
  • James Sinden, aged 13, who landed in Montreal in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  6. ^ 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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