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Soni Family History

Soni Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat): Hindu (Khatri, Bania, Vania) and Sikh name meaning ‘goldsmith’ in the languages of the region, derived from son- ‘gold’, from Sanskrit svar?na. Banias and also the Panjabi Khatris have clans called Soni.

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


Similar surnames: Sani, Suri, Yogi, Son, Sood, Song, Sone, Sol, Mori, Long

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Where is the Soni family from?

You can see how Soni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Soni family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Soni families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Soni family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Soni's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Soni families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Soni surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Soni ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Soni. 56% of Soni men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    56%
  • School
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    23%
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What Soni family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 758 census records available for the last name Soni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Soni 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 467 immigration records available for the last name Soni. 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 39 military records available for the last name Soni. For the veterans among your Soni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Soni lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2004, in the United States, Soni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Soni in 1973 was 84, and 54 in 2004.

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