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Origin and Meaning of Sancho

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun San"cho
The nine of trumps in sancho pedro.

Etymology: Sp., a proper name

  1. (card games) The nine of trumps in the game of Sancho Pedro.

Sancho was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sancho

Sancho Panza is a peasant and squire.


Sancho IV was royalty. He was most active from 1284 to 1284. Sancho was born as the child of Alfonso X of Castile and Violant of Aragon on May 12th, 1258 in Valladolid. He died on April 25th, 1295.


Sancho I was royalty. His career lasted from 1185 to 1212. Sancho was born as the child of Afonso I of Portugal, Matilda of Savoy, and Queen of Portugal on November 11th, 1154 in Coimbra. He passed away on March 26th, 1211.


Sancho III is royalty. His career lasted from 1157 to 1157. Sancho was born as the child of Alfonso VII of León, Castile, and Berengaria of Barcelona in Toledo, Spain.


Sancho II was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1223 to 1223. Sancho was born as the child of Afonso II of Portugal, Urraca of Castile, and Queen of Portugal on September 8th, 1209 in Coimbra. He left this life on January 4th, 1248.


Sancho VI was royalty. Sancho was born as the child of García Ramírez of Navarre and Margaret of L'Aigle on April 21st, 1132. He breathed his last breath on June 27th, 1194.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sancho

Ignatius Sancho is a writer and composer.


Brent Sancho is a soccer player for the Community College of Baltimore County, St. John's Red Storm, Brooklyn Italians, MYPA, AC Oulu, Joe Public F.C., Charleston Battery, Portland Timbers (2001–10), San Juan Jabloteh F.C., Dundee F.C., Gillingham F.C., Millwall F.C., Ross County F.C., and Atlanta. Brent was born on March 13th, 1977 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


José Sancho or Pepe Sancho was an actor. José was given the name José Asunción Martínez Sancho on November 11th, 1944 in Manises. He passed away on March 3rd, 2013.


Sancho was royalty. His career lasted from 1311 to 1324. Sancho was born as the child of James II of Majorca and Esclaramunda of Foix in Perpignan. He breathed his last breath on September 4th, 1324.


Ion Sancho is a supervisor of elections and for leon county. Ion was born on December 6th, 1950 in New York City.


Antonio Sancho is a soccer player for the Club Universidad Nacional, Tigres UANL, and Mexico national football team. Antonio was born on March 14th, 1976 in Mexico City.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sancho U.S.
  White 20.91% 64.26%
  African American 17.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.76% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 48.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sancho

People with the last name Sancho are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Sancho

  • How Popular is the name Sancho? Sancho is the 53,376th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sancho was the 21,895th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sancho have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34 babies born with the first name Sancho in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sancho? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1972 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sancho first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sancho is Friday, December 9th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Sancho born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sancho was in 1977 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sancho: Your name in reverse order is Ohcnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hsonca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sancho? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,186 people with the last name Sancho.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sancho? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sancho as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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