Last name: SANKEY

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SANKEY : This last name is indexed 23,037 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SANKEY : 1: English (Lancashire): habitational name from Sankey in Prescot (Lancashire) from the river Sankey the etymological origin of which is uncertain.2: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seanchaidhe ‘son of the chronicler’ a name found in Sligo and Leitrim. However it is more commonly Anglicized as Fox as the result of an erroneous association with sionnach ‘fox’.

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