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Sankey Early Origins



The surname Sankey was first found in Lancashire where the Sankeys descend from a family of considerable antiquity. The first on record is Galdridus de Sankey, who held the lands of Sankey Manga and Sankey Parva in the reign of King John. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Sankey Spelling Variations


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Sankey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sankey has been recorded under many different variations, including Sankey, Sanky and others.

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Sankey Early History


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Sankey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sankey research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 119 and 1190 are included under the topic Early Sankey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sankey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sankey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sankey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sankey In Ireland


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Sankey In Ireland



Some of the Sankey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sankey or a variant listed above:

Sankey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Sankey settled in Boston in 1635
  • Ham Sankey settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Hamblet Sankey, aged 22, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Robert Sankey, aged 30, landed in New England in 1635
  • Roberte Sankey, aged 30, arrived in America in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sankey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Sankey arrived in Philadelphia in 1799

Sankey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William T J Sankey, who landed in New York in 1836

Sankey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Sankey, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sankey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sankey (post 1700)



  • Ira David Sankey (1840-1908), American evangelist singer
  • Lieutenant General Sir Richard Hieram Sankey KCB (1829-1908), officer in the Royal (Madras) Engineers
  • Jay Sankey, Canadian magician
  • John Sankey (1866-1948), 1st Viscount Sankey, a British politician

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Sankey Historic Events


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Sankey Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Vernon L Sankey, Canadian Able Seaman from Canada, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sancta Clavis Coeli Fides
Motto Translation: Faith is the Sacred Key to Heaven.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Sankey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sankey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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