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.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sanchez — und Sánchez ist ein Familienname aus dem spanischsprachigen Raum. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der patronymisch gebildete Name bedeutet Sohn des Sancho. Bekannte Namensträger Sanchez (Sänger), jamaikanischer Reggae Musiker A Albert Sánchez Piñol (*… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sánchez — Sanchez und Sánchez ist ein Familienname aus dem spanischsprachigen Raum. Herkunft und Bedeutung Der patronymisch gebildete Name bedeutet Sohn des Sancho. Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sanchez — Sánchez Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sánchez (ou Sanchez) est un nom de famille d origine hispanique très courant ; il s agit ainsi du septième patronyme le plus répandu en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sanchez — (Кала Фигера,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Sanchez, s Amarador, Mallorca, 07659 Кала Фиг …   Каталог отелей

  • Sánchez — Sánchez, Florencio Sánchez, Julián Sánchez, Tomás Antonio …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sanchez — (Польенса,Испания) Категория отеля: Адрес: Ma 2201, 07460 Польенса, Испания …   Каталог отелей

  • Sanchez — (spr. Santsches, lat. Sanctius), 1) so v.w. Sancho. 2) Franc. S. de las Brocas, geb. 1523 zu las Brocas in Spanien, st. 1600 als Professor der Rhetorik u. Grammatik in Salamanca. Er schr. u.a. : Minerva, s. de causis linguae latinae, Salam. 1587 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Sanchez — (spr. ßantschĕs), 1) Thomas, Jesuit, geb. 1550 in Cordova, gest. 19. Mai 1610 in Granada, war einer der gelehrtesten und eifrigsten Moraltheologen und Kanonisten der Jesuiten. Seine Schriften, unter denen die Schrift »De sancto matrimonii… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Sanchez — Sanchez, Sancho (Santsches, Santscho), aus dem lat. sanctius, span. Vorname. Sancho Pansa, der drollige Schildknappe des edlen Ritters Don Quixote; s. Cervantes …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Sánchez —   [ santʃes], Florencio, uruguayischer Dramatiker, * Montevideo 17. 1. 1875, ✝ Mailand 7. 11. 1910; Journalist; Bohémien, lebte meist in Argentinien, 1909/10 in Frankreich und Italien. Schrieb realistisch folkloristische Stücke über das populäre… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sanchez — Sanchez, Sanchis, Sanchiz L un des noms les plus courants en Espagne, formé sur le nom de baptême Sancho avec le suffixe de filiation EZ. Sancho vient du latin sanctius, dérivé de sanctus = saint …   Noms de famille

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.