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Sandel Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place near Jever called Sandel, or a reduced form of Alexander. Swedish: ornamental name from sandel ‘sandalwood’ or ‘sandal oil’. Alternatively, it may be an ornamental name from sand ‘sand’ + the adjectival suffix -el, a derivative of Latin -elius. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sandel ‘sandalwood’ (see Sandal 3). French: from a diminutive of Sand.

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


Similar surnames: Sander, Mandel, Sanden, Bandel, Sandal, Sand, Sindel, Mander, Kandel

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Where is the Sandel family from?

You can see how Sandel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandel families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Sandel families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Sandel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sandel families in 1911.
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What did your Sandel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sandel. 28% of Sandel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Sandel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sandel were Farming and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sandel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sandel. For the veterans among your Sandel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sandel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sandel in 1951 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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