Sexteyn
Sexteyn Sex"teyn, n. A sacristan. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • sexton — noun Etymology: Middle English secresteyn, sexteyn, from Anglo French segrestein, from Medieval Latin sacristanus more at sacristan Date: 14th century a church officer or employee who takes care of the church property and performs related minor… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sexton — sextonship, n. /sek steuhn/, n. 1. an official of a church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc., and sometimes with burying the dead. 2. an official who maintains a synagogue and its religious articles …   Universalium

  • O'Sesnane — This interesting name has two possible origins, from an English occupational surname and from an Irish personal name. Firstly, it is an occupational name for a sexton or church warden. It derives from the Middle English sexteyn , which comes from …   Surnames reference

  • O'Shesnan — This interesting name has two possible origins, from an English occupational surname and from an Irish personal name. Firstly, it is an occupational name for a sexton or church warden. It derives from the Middle English sexteyn , which comes from …   Surnames reference

  • Secretan — This interesting name has two possible origins, from an English occupational surname and from an Irish personal name. Firstly, it is an occupational name for a sexton or church warden. It derives from the Middle English sexteyn , which comes from …   Surnames reference

  • Shasnan — This interesting name has two possible origins, from an English occupational surname and from an Irish personal name. Firstly, it is an occupational name for a sexton or church warden. It derives from the Middle English sexteyn , which comes from …   Surnames reference

  • Saxon — This very interesting name recorded as Saxton, Sexton, Sexen,and Saxon, is generally English, but sometimes is Irish. It has at least three possible origins. The first and most likely is locational from one of the villages called Saxton, found in …   Surnames reference

  • Saxton — This very interesting name recorded as Saxton, Sexton, Sexen,and Saxon, is generally English, but sometimes is Irish. It has at least three possible origins. The first and most likely is locational from one of the villages called Saxton, found in …   Surnames reference

  • Secrett — This interesting and unusual name is of early medieval origin and is a variant of the occupational surname more commonly found as Sexton . Other modern variants are Sexstone , Sexon , Seckerson and Secretan , the latter being the root for Secret… …   Surnames reference

  • Sexon — This interesting name has two possible origins, from an English occupational surname and from an Irish personal name. Firstly, it is an occupational name for a sexton or church warden. It derives from the Middle English sexteyn , which comes from …   Surnames reference

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