Santee Family History

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Santee Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of Dutch or German Sante, written thus to preserve the pronunciation as two syllables.

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

Similar surnames: Sante, Montee, Santer, Mantel, Yankee, Bartee, Satter, Sauter, Antle

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Santee Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Santee name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Santee. 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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Santee Family Origin

Where is the Santee family from?

Santee Family Occupations

What did your Santee ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Plasterer and Tinsmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Santee. The most common Santee occupation in Canada was Plasterer. 50% of Santee's were Plasterers.

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  • Plasterer

  • Tinsmith


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

Santee Historical Records

What Santee family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Santee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santee 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Santee. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Santee. For the veterans among your Santee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santee Life Expectancy

What is the average Santee lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Santee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Santee in 1954 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santee 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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