Sandy Family History

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Sandy Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, so named from Old English sand ‘sand’ + eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen or marsh’. from the Old Norse personal name Sand(i), a short form of the various compound names with the first element sandr ‘sand’.

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

Similar surnames: Sando, Sand, Sande, Gandy, Sander, Sanda, Canby, Andy, Sands, Saxby

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Sandy Family Origin

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Sandy Family Occupations

What did your Sandy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sandy family was Sawyer. The most common Sandy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Sandy's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sandy.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Labourer

  • Sawyer


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

Sandy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Sandy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandy 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 Sandy. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sandy. For the veterans among your Sandy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sandy Life Expectancy

What is the average Sandy lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sandy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sandy in 1947 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sandy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sandy 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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