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Type Surname (from location & from given name)
Usage English, Irish
Pronounced Pron. SAYN-kee(English)  [key]

Meaning & History

Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy."

When not of English origin, SANKEY is a rare reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Seanchaidhe, which means "son of the chronicler."
Added 7/10/2016 by ekatz7
Edited 7/10/2016 by ekatz7