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Sonter Family History

Sonter Name Meaning

see Sumpter .

Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, 2016


Similar surnames: Soter, Souter, Senter, Sorter, Gonter, Sonner, Santer, Monter, Conter

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Where is the Sonter family from?

You can see how Sonter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sonter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sonter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Sonter families living in Manitoba. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sonter's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Sonter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sonter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sonter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Sonter. 50% of Sonter men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Construction Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sonter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonter 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Sonter. 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 74 military records available for the last name Sonter. For the veterans among your Sonter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sonter lifespan?

Average Sonter life expectancy in 1999 was 85 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 75.

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