Sawhney Family History

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Sawhney Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Khatri) and Sikh name, said to mean ‘commander’ and ‘companion’, based on the name of a Khatri clan.

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


Similar surnames: Lachney, Tawney, Farney, Partney, Sidney, Sandner, Schley, Arney

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Sawhney Family Origin

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Sawhney Family Occupations

What did your Sawhney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sawhney. 50% of Sawhney men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sawhney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sawhney were Laborer and Side Laster

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Side Laster
    50%

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

Sawhney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 79 census records available for the last name Sawhney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sawhney 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 169 immigration records available for the last name Sawhney. 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 40 military records available for the last name Sawhney. For the veterans among your Sawhney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sawhney Life Expectancy

What is the average Sawhney lifespan?

Between 1986 and 2003, in the United States, Sawhney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sawhney in 1986 was 47, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sawhney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sawhney 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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