Sankey Family History
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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