Sayne Family History

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Sayne Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly the same as 2. Probably an Americanized spelling of French Sain, a metonymic occupational name for a charcutier, someone who prepared cooked meats, from Old French sain ‘fat’.

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


Similar surnames: Wayne, Sayle, Saine, Bane, Bayne, Mayne, Fayne, Sane, Stone, Rayne

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Sayne Family Origin

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Sayne Family Occupations

What did your Sayne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sayne. 22% of Sayne men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Sayne women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sayne were Painter and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Painter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Cook
    12%

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

Sayne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sayne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sayne 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 756 immigration records available for the last name Sayne. 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 388 military records available for the last name Sayne. For the veterans among your Sayne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sayne Life Expectancy

What is the average Sayne lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sayne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sayne in 1963 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sayne 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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