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The ancestors of the bearers of the Sunderlin family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found at Sunderland, a seaport parish in Durham.

Sunderlin Early Origins



The surname Sunderlin was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say they were descended from the ancient Baron Scrope of Bolton, who it was said in 1385 "was the best knight of the whole county at jousts and tournaments."

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Sunderlin Spelling Variations


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Sunderlin Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Sunderlin include Sunderland, Sundeland and others.

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Sunderlin Early History


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Sunderlin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sunderlin research. Another 291 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1627, 1630, 1673, 1750, and 1762 are included under the topic Early Sunderlin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sunderlin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sunderlin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Sunderlin or a variant listed above: Samuel and Nathaniel Sunderland who settled in Virginia in 1663; Mary Sunderland settled in Maryland in 1750; Frances Sunderland settled in Maryland in 1719.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sunderlin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sunderlin (post 1700)



  • William D. Sunderlin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 4th District, 1871
  • John Sunderlin, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Fulton and Hamilton counties, 1874
  • Charles E. Sunderlin, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for New York State Treasurer, 1914

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Motto


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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: Devant si je puis
Motto Translation: Foremost if I can.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Sunderlin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sunderlin 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 December 2015 at 10:46.

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