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Sunde Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty-five or more farmsteads, notably in western Norway, named with the dative singular of Old Norse sund ‘strait’, ‘sound’.

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


Similar surnames: Sund, Lunde, Sundet, Sande, Sundt, Tande, Bunde, Sander, Lande, Runde

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Where is the Sunde family from?

You can see how Sunde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sunde family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sunde families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Sunde families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 69% of all the recorded Sunde's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Sunde families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sunde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sunde ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sunde. 72% of Sunde 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sunde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sunde 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sunde. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sunde. For the veterans among your Sunde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sunde lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sunde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sunde in 1961 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

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