Sanders Family Crest


Sanders family crest

Meaning of the colors on the Sanders family crest


Sable (black)symbolises constancy and the enduring nature of the Sanders family.

Argent (silver) - represents the Sanders family reputation for sincerity and peace since the middle ages.




 Meaning of the symbols on the Sanders family crest 

The three bull's heads - signifies valour, generosity and bravery alongside the giving nature of family members.

Additionally, the bulls horns (and the repetitive nature of such on the crest) signifies the irrefutable strength of the family through history.

The silver Chevron shape - symbolizes the historical family home, the importance of home for family members through the years and the safety this provides.


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Origins of the Sanders family name

The Sanders family name is of English origin. The name Sanders derives from the personal name Zander, a medieval form of AlexanderThe translation means 'son of Alexander'.
The name was brought to England in the 12th century by the Normans.
The first recorded use of the name Sanders in England was in the year 1273, in the county of Norfolk.

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Summary of the Sanders family and the Sanders family crest

  • The Sanders family name is derived from the personal name "Alexander".
  • The first recorded use of the Sanders surname dates back to the early 12th century.
    • The first Sanders was William de Sander who is thought to have been a Norman nobleman who came to England with William the Conqueror in 1066.
    • The Sanders family name is still found primarily in the British Isles and United States.
    • The Sanders family name is also associated with the Clan Murray of Scotland.
    • In medieval times, a popular version of the name was spelled as 'Sande'.
    • The Sanders name was first brought to the United States, where it was first brought over by English and Scottish settlers in the 1600s and 1700s.
      • The first recorded instance of the name in America was in 1620, when John Sanders arrived in Virginia.
      • The name Sanders was initially given to people who were known to be calm or peaceful, as the name Alexander means 'defender of the people'.
      • The Sanders family has produced several notable individuals including Sir Alexander Sanders (d. 1249), an English crusader; John Sanders (d. 1588), an English Jesuit priest; and Sir Thomas Sanders (d. 1621), an English politician.