Sander Family History

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Sander Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Swedish: from the personal name Sander, a reduced form of Alexander. German: topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil, from Sand 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads so named in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural form of Old Norse sandr ‘sand’, ‘sandy plain’, ‘beach’.

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

Similar surnames: Sanden, Sande, Lander, Sandel, Sandner, Gander, Mander, Sandler

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Sander Family Origin

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Sander Family Occupations

What did your Sander ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and At Home were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sander. 62% of Sander men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sander women worked as an At Home. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sander were Manager and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • At Home
  • Student

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

Sander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Sander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sander 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Sander. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Sander. For the veterans among your Sander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sander Life Expectancy

What is the average Sander lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sander in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sander 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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