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Santerre Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a region in Picardy located to the southeast of the Somme river named with Latin sana terra ‘healthy wholesome land’ and perhaps also from Le Santerre the name of several places in the northern part of France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lapierre, Saetern, Laquerre, Sander, Santeramo, Panter, Satterlee

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Where is the Santerre family from?

You can see how Santerre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santerre family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Santerre families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 122 Santerre families living in Quebec. This was about 92% of all the recorded Santerre's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Santerre families in 1911.
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What did your Santerre ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Revenue were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Santerre. 56% of Santerre men worked as a Cultivateur and 45% of Santerre women worked as a Revenue. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santerre were Farmer and Cultivateur. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Fils Cultivateur
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Revenue
  • Institutrice
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Santerre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santerre 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Santerre. 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 732 military records available for the last name Santerre. For the veterans among your Santerre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santerre lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Santerre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Santerre in 1955 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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