Sconce Family History
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Sconce Name Meaning
perhaps a topographic name from Middle English sconce ‘defensive earthwork’ or ‘protective screen of brushwood’, from Dutch schans. alternatively, perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a lantern with a screen to protect the flame from the wind, Middle English skonse, Old French esconse.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Spence, Conte, Score, Stone, Ponce, Schnee, Shock, Smock, Croce, Coe