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The name Sisler came to England with the ancestors of the Sisler family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Sisler family lived in Gloucestershire, at the manor of Siston, from whence their name was derived.

Sisler Early Origins



The surname Sisler was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Siston, held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book, a survey of England taken by Duke William of Normandy after his conquest of England in Hastings in 1066 A.D. In this survey the village of Siston was held by Roger de Berkeley. Conjecturally they were descended from Roger, and as it was the tradition of Norman families, the second or third son usually adopted the name of his manor or lands.

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Sisler Spelling Variations


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Sisler Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Siston, Sistons, Syston, Sistun, Systun, Sisson, Sissons, Sysun, Sisun, Sissun, Sison, Sisons, Syson, Sysson, Session, Sesion and many more.

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Sisler Early History


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Sisler Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sisler research. Another 186 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1661, 1690, 1720, 1749, and 1783 are included under the topic Early Sisler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sisler Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sisler Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sisler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sisler In Ireland


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Sisler In Ireland



Some of the Sisler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sisler or a variant listed above:

Sisler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Sisler, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Jacob Sisler, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1895

Sisler Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John E Sisler, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Maria Sisler, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1913
  • Ouma Sisler, aged 15, who emigrated to America, in 1913
  • Perry Sisler, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1916
  • Lester Sisler, aged 35, who settled in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sisler (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sisler (post 1700)



  • George Sisler Jr. (1917-2006), American general manager of three Minor League Baseball teams, President of the International League from 1966 to 1976
  • Cathy Sisler, American-born, Newfoundland artist
  • George Kenton Sisler (1937-1967), United States Army intelligence officer, receipient of the Medal of Honor, eponym of the USNS Sisler (T-ARK-311)
  • Richard Alan Sisler (1920-1998), American Major League Baseball player, coach and manager
  • George Harold Sisler (1893-1973), nicknamed "Gentleman George" and "Gorgeous George", American Major League Baseball first baseman
  • David Michael Sisler (1931-2011), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • L. E. Sisler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1904 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John M. Sisler, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1972 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John M. Sisler, American Republican politician, Chair of Monongalia County Republican Party, 1969-73 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Sisler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sisler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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