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Sanders and Saunders family page

This family has been present in Jersey since the early 17th century


Desiree Langlois, nee Saunders

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Origins of surname

Although apparently distinct families in Jersey, allowing for confusion over spelling in some family records, both these names derive originally from Alexander, the 'defender'; or alternatively from someone who worked with sand.

Early records

Saunders is by far the more common of the two names in Jersey, and first appeared in 1602, although there was only a scattering of baptisms over the next two centuries, before the family became established in the early 19th.

Sanders did not appear until the 1780s, but immediately George and Elizabeth Laurens established a family group.

Neither name is listed in our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, indicating that they do not appear in early official records.


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The Queensland blacksmith's of James Frederick (Fred) Saunders in 1894. Born in Jersey the son of Thomas and Mary, nee O'Rourke, he emigrated to Australia and married Mary Furlong in Warwick, Queensland, in 1873

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