Sandell Family History

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Sandell Name Meaning

Swedish: probably a variant of Sandel. English (Norfolk): topographic name for someone who lived by a sand-hill or sandy slope, from Middle English sand ‘sand’ + hille ‘hill’ or helde, hilde ‘slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Sandel, Sander, Sandall, Wadell, Sanden, Sundell, Randell, Swindell

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Sandell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sandell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sandell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Sandell Family Origin

Where is the Sandell family from?

Sandell Family Occupations

What did your Sandell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sandell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Sandell's were Farmers. Farmer and Teamster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sandell.

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  • Farmer

  • Teamster


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sandell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sandell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Sandell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandell. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Sandell. For the veterans among your Sandell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sandell Life Expectancy

What is the average Sandell lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sandell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sandell in 1942 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sandell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sandell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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