Carlos asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 10 years ago

what does the last name "sanchez" mean?

what does this last name mean?

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  • Tina
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    10 years ago
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    Sanchez Name Meaning and History

    Spanish (Sánchez): patronymic from the personal name Sancho.

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    Sancho Name Meaning and History

    Spanish and Portuguese: from Sancho, a popular medieval personal name, which is probably from a Latin form, Sanc(t)ius, a derivative of sanctus ‘holy’. The personal name was borne by a 9th-century martyr of Cordova.

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    Surname: Sanchez

    This famous Spanish and Portuguese surname is recorded in many forms including Sancho, Sanchez, Sans, and the Italian Sanzio. However spelt it is both religious and baptismal in original, the derivation being from the Roman (Latin) 'sanctus' meaning blameless, holy, and later saintly, a meaning which no doubt greatly contributed to its popularity both as a given name and later a surname. The name was also given further impetus by a 9th century martyr from Cordova, who seems to be have been confusingly known as 'Sanctus, the Sanctus'. Even without the strong religious element, Spain was a province of the Roman Empire for several centuries, and many Spanish and Portuguese names owe their existence to this period, of which this is one. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic civil and church registers include Catarina Sanchez, born at Sevilla, Spain, on November 23rd 1520, and Bartolome Sanches, christened at Villapalacio, San Sebastian, Spain, on June 27th 1588. In California Maria Ramona Sanchez was born at Mission San Francisco on August 22nd 1782, whilst on April 14th 1872, Tomas Sanchez was christened at the Plaza Church, Los Angeles. The coat of arms has the very distinctive blazon of a blue field charged with a gold eagle displayed wearing a crown. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alonso Sanchez de Copeda, which was dated 1509, at the city of Alicante, Spain, during the reign of King Ferdinand 11, of Spain and Portugal, 1489 - 1512. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling. © Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2010

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    ORIGIN: SPAIN

    The prestigious surname Sanchez originated in Spain. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Sanchez is derived from the extremely popular medieval given name Sancho. This given name was originally derived from the Latin name Sanctius, a derivative of sanctus. The name owes its popularity to the fact that it was borne by a 9th century martyr of Cordova.

    Spelling variations of this family name include: Sánchez, Sanchez, Sans, Sanx, Sanz, Sainz, Sáenz, Saenz, Saiz, Sáez, Saez, Sánguez, Sanguez, Sánchiz and many more.

    First found in Castile, where the name originated in Visigothic times.

    Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Among the early explorers of the New World was Hernán Sánchez de Badajoz, who accompanied both Almagro and Pizarro to Peru and later to Costa Rica. Also of note were Juan Sánchez de Vizcaya, who voyaged to Paraguay with Alvar Núñez in 1542.

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    The is of Spanish origin and is derived from the Latin "sanctus" meaning holy.

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  • voll
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Sanchez Family Crest

  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    SANCHEZ:

    This famous Spanish and Portuguese surname is recorded in many forms including Sancho, Sanchez, Sans, and the Italian Sanzio. However spelt it is both religious and baptismal in original, the derivation being from the Roman (Latin) 'sanctus' meaning blameless, holy, and later saintly, a meaning which no doubt greatly contributed to its popularity both as a given name and later a surname. The name was also given further impetus by a 9th century martyr from Cordova, who seems to be have been confusingly known as 'Sanctus, the Sanctus'. Even without the strong religious element, Spain was a province of the Roman Empire for several centuries, and many Spanish and Portuguese names owe their existence to this period, of which this is one. Early examples of the surname recordings taken from authentic civil and church registers include Catarina Sanchez, born at Sevilla, Spain, on November 23rd 1520, and Bartolome Sanches, christened at Villapalacio, San Sebastian, Spain, on June 27th 1588. In California Maria Ramona Sanchez was born at Mission San Francisco on August 22nd 1782, whilst on April 14th 1872, Tomas Sanchez was christened at the Plaza Church, Los Angeles. The coat of arms has the very distinctive blazon of a blue field charged with a gold eagle displayed wearing a crown. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alonso Sanchez de Copeda, which was dated 1509, at the city of Alicante, Spain, during the reign of King Ferdinand 11, of Spain and Portugal, 1489 - 1512. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

    http://surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Sanchez#ixz...

  • 10 years ago

    This is a Spanish surname. The ez at the end of many Spanish surnames means "son of." Sánchez means son of Sancho. Sancho seems to be Castillian (Northern Spain) in origin, derived from the Latin for "consecrated to Divinity" or "Holy."

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  • 6 years ago

    Sanchez means sanctified, and or holy so i am sanctified thats good to know

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    RE:

    what does the last name "sanchez" mean?

    what does this last name mean?

  • Lo Pan
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Slater...

    Source(s): Saved by the Bell: The College Years
  • 10 years ago

    it has something to do with Hershey's syrup maybe?

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