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Sani Family History

Sani Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sani ‘majestic’, ‘brilliant’. Hindu name found among people from Sind, Pakistan. Indian (Panjab): Sikh name of unknown meaning. Italian: patronymic or plural form of Sano.

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


Similar surnames: Sami, Soni, Sari, Mani, Tani, Saini, Santi, Mann, Sant, Sand

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Where is the Sani family from?

You can see how Sani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sani family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sani families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Sani families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sani's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Sani families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sani surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sani. 27% of Sani men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Operator
    22%
  • Attendant
    16%
  • Butcher
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sani 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Sani. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sani. For the veterans among your Sani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sani lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sani in 1964 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

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