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Sanderlin Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Alexander . Americanized form of Swedish Sandelin or Sandlin . Compare Sunderlin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sandelin, Serlin, Sandlin, Sandel, Sander, Sanden, Anderson

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Where is the Sanderlin family from?

You can see how Sanderlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sanderlin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sanderlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Sanderlin families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sanderlin's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Sanderlin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sanderlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sanderlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sanderlin. 24% of Sanderlin men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Sanderlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanderlin were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    19%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sanderlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanderlin 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Sanderlin. 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 Sanderlin. For the veterans among your Sanderlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sanderlin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sanderlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sanderlin in 1948 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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