Known as Sanbec in 1086, and Sondbache in 1260, Sandbach derives its name from the Anglo-Saxon sand bæce, which can mean sand stream or sand valley.
Sandbach Name Meaning. English: habitational name from Sandbach in Cheshire, named from Old English sand ‘sand’ + bæce ‘valley stream’. German: habitational name from a place named with sand ‘sand’ + bach ‘stream’. Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press.