Last name: 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.

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T.A. Sanchez
my father recently past though i have always been interested in my lineage this has sparked something internal inside befor all the information I have befor me is gone i hope you all have luck finding yours i recently looked on findmypast .com and there tey let you look through the 1940 census but I had to sign up for free but thats all tey let you do but i found my grand parents in chama,Co who past when i was real young

ezras1c
My family. And. I have. A record. Of our family name SANCHEZ. OUR RECORDS. GO BACK. TO1496. My family was brought to Mexico ;along with the GARCIA'S AND THE GAITAN FAMILY. all 3 familys where. Brought. To Mexico by the Marquez. De. Velazquez of Spain ....we still have. The original tiles to a big part of Mexico. City. We have the property tiles to la Magdalena contreras'tacuballa and some. Other. Tows on Mexico city. We. Also have. Record s of beings. The first SANCHEZ. FAMILY. IN MEXICO. OUR RECORD GO BACK. TO 1496...no disrespect. To no one but keep in mind that when. The JESUITAS CAME. TO THE NEW WORLD. THEY BAPTIZED. every one wit. A new. Name. A cristian. Name. Keep. On mind. That you would be baptized. Under the. Name. Of ur master. .

miah gastelum
this is my moms maiden name i i just found out the meaning of this name nd i could noww date this back to the 1850's

Geneva Sanchez
I have family Information that goes all the way back to the 1500's. My family were Jews and came to the new world and settled in what is now New Mexico. We have a very large family here in New Mexico. We have family all over the country and are very close. Wither some of our people where slaves, Jews, royality or just hard workers, were are all now proud Americans

leon sanchez
que buenos somos los sanchez ! viva ! ;D
saludos de valencia

Wilfredo Sanchez

Saludos, mis antepasados Sánchez se establecieron en Bayamón, Puerto Rico y según entiendo, tienen raíces en alguna de las Islas Canarias. El antepasado más antiguo que tengo es Antonio Sánchez quien se casó con Antonia Gutiérrez cerca del año 1740 en Puerto Rico. Todavía sigo buscando el eslabón que me lleve a los antepasados en el Viejo Mundo.