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Sankey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, named with an ancient British river name, perhaps meaning ‘sacred’, ‘holy’. Irish: when not of English origin (see 1 above), a rare reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seanchaidhe ‘son of the chronicler’, a name found in Sligo and Leitrim, which is more commonly Anglicized as Fox, as the result of an erroneous association with sionnach ‘fox’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Manley, Hanley, Mankey, Sander, Sinkey, Nanney, Mackey, Ganley

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Sankey Family Origin

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Sankey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Operative Cotton Spinner

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sankey family was Operative Cotton Spinner. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sankey. The most common Sankey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Sankey's were Labourers.

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Sankey Life Expectancy

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