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Sanson Name Study

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Location: Australia and Scotlandmap
Surname/tag: Sanson
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Please contact the project leader Trish Sanson or leave a comment at the foot of the page. If you have any questions, just ask. Thanks!


This is a One Name Study to collect together in one place everything about one surname and the variants of that name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join our study to help make it a valuable reference point for people studying lines that cross or intersect.

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There are a number of Sansons in New Zealand, including my cousin? Mary Anne Frethey who married Samuel Sanson (Sanson-231) in 1872. I do not know where he came from!
posted by John Wilson
Hi John

Thanks for your message. There certainly are many Sansons in NZ.. even a town with the name :). My line of Sansons migrated to NZ in the 1880's.. two brothers (my great grand uncles) William and David went to NZ after their parents died. they were both born in Australia, but their parents were born in East Lothian, Scotland who migrated to Australia in 1852. WIlliam and David married and raised families in the Otago and Waikaia areas in the South Island. I haven't been able to find a connection to the other Sansons in NZ.. but i would think they are originally from Scotland or England. Good luck in your research.. Cheers Trish

posted by Trish Sanson
Hello Trish, Sanson family from Three Rivers Quebec. name transformed eventually into Sampson in US around 1800 as US acquired Louisiana Territory.

See “Spanish Regime in Missouri”. More records from Vincennes, Ind. St Francis Cath church. available on line Nat Archives. Great Wiki researcher Karen has perform extensive research into Canada.

posted by Glenn Oncay
My great great grandparents David Sanson and Margaret Ingles left Scotland in 1852 on board the Wanata to Australia. I have traced this line back to the 1500's - many Sanson's were born/died in East Lothian - Cockburnspath, Innerwick, Dunbar etc..

I would love to hear from people with Sanson connections..! Cheers Trish

posted by Trish Sanson