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SANCHEZ - Name Meaning & Origin


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SANCHEZ Surname Meaning & Origin:

Sanchez is a patronymic surname derived from the given name Sancho, meaning "sanctified."

Sanchez is the 8th most popular Hispanic surname, and the 33rd most common surname in the United States.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname SANCHEZ:

100 Most Common U.S. Surnames & Their Meanings
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Sanchez Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - SANCHEZ Genealogy
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SANCHEZ Surname & Family Mailing Lists
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Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Sanchez.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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