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

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Sankey Family Origin

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Sankey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sankey. A less common occupation for the Sankey family was Carpenter. The most common Sankey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sankey's were Farmers.

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Sankey Life Expectancy

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