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Saint Family History

Saint Name Meaning

English and French: nickname for a particularly pious individual, from Middle English, Old French saint, seint ‘holy’ (Latin sanctus ‘blameless’, ‘holy’). The vocabulary word was occasionally used in the Middle Ages as a personal name, especially on the Continent, and this may have given rise to some instances of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sant, Savin, Hain, Sain, Main, Saine, Gaunt, Sabat, Quint, Sand

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Where is the Saint family from?

You can see how Saint families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saint family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saint families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 77 Saint families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Saint's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Saint families in 1911.
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What did your Saint ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Saint. 21% of Saint men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Saint women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saint were Mason and Fileuse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Journalier
    15%
  • Cultivateur
    15%
  • Mason
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    43%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Pensionat
    18%
  • Fileuse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Saint. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saint census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Saint. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Saint. For the veterans among your Saint ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saint lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Saint life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Saint in 1950 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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