History of your Surname
Get access to Sano family records.Start a free trial

Sano Family History

Sano Name Meaning

Japanese: variously written, it means ‘small field’ and is found throughout Japan. Some bearers have samurai connections. Italian: nickname from sano ‘healthy’, from Latin sanus, or from a short form of an adjectival habitational name formed with the suffix -sano, as for example Formisano.

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


Similar surnames: Seno, Tano, Kano, Sando, Yano, Siano, Sako, Sani, Vano, Lano

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Sano family from?

You can see how Sano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sano family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Sano families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Sano families living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Sano's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sano families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sano ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sano. .

View Census data for Sano | Data not to scale

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    100%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Sano family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Sano

Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sano. 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.

View all Sano immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sano. For the veterans among your Sano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sano military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sano family history.

Discover More

What is the average Sano lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sano in 1948 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sano

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Sano family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial