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Sanz Family History

Sanz Name Meaning

German: from a short form Sando of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with sand ‘true’. German: habitational name from a place called Sanz in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. Spanish: variant of Sánchez (see Sanchez ).

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

Similar surnames: Ranz, Sand, Ganz, Sann, Danz, Sanzo, Sinz, Sans, Hanz, Janz

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Where is the Sanz family from?

You can see how Sanz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sanz family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Sanz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Sanz families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Sanz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Sanz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sanz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sanz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sanz. 27% of Sanz men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Sanz women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanz were Carpenter and House Work. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • House Work
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanz. 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 278 military records available for the last name Sanz. For the veterans among your Sanz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sanz lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sanz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sanz in 1951 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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