Sansom Family History

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Sansom Name Meaning

English: variant of Samson.

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

Similar surnames: Sanson, Ranson, Bransom, Hanson, Ransome, Sissom, Axsom, Easom

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Sansom Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sansom name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sansom. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sansom Family Origin

Where is the Sansom family from?

Sansom Family Occupations

What did your Sansom ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sansom family was Draughtsman. The most common Sansom occupation in Canada was Mason. 38% of Sansom's were Masons. Mason, Civil Servant and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sansom.

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  • Mason

  • Civil Servant

  • Cultivateur

  • Draughtsman


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

Sansom Historical Records

What Sansom family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Sansom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sansom 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sansom. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sansom. For the veterans among your Sansom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sansom Life Expectancy

What is the average Sansom lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sansom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sansom in 1948 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sansom

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sansom 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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