Sankaran Family History

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Sankaran Name Meaning

Indian (Kerala, Tamil Nadu): Hindu name from Sanskrit šankara ‘bringer of happiness or prosperity’ (an epithet of the god Shiva) + the Tamil-Malayalam third-person masculine singular suffix -n. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S.

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

Similar surnames: Shankar, Sundaram, Karan, Samarin, Saran, Sarkar, Kanaan, Canavan

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Sankaran Family Origin

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Sankaran Family Occupations

What did your Sankaran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Tr Recorder and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sankaran.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Tr Recorder

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laundress

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

Sankaran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 35 census records available for the last name Sankaran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sankaran 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 153 immigration records available for the last name Sankaran. 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 44 military records available for the last name Sankaran. For the veterans among your Sankaran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sankaran Life Expectancy

What is the average Sankaran lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2002, in the United States, Sankaran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sankaran in 1979 was 57, and 54 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sankaran

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