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Sunder Name Meaning

German (Sünder): topographic name from Middle High German sunder ‘separate’. Indian (southern states): from a personal name a variant of Sundar . Among Tamil and Telugu speakers who have migrated away from their home state it is a variant of Sundaram . — Note: Since South Indians traditionally do not have hereditary surnames this name was in most cases registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

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

Similar surnames: Sander, Lander, Wunder, Sinder, Mander, Kinder, Gunner, Sandner

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Where is the Sunder family from?

You can see how Sunder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sunder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sunder families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Sunder families living in Ontario. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sunder's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sunder families in 1911.
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What did your Sunder ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sunder. 70% of Sunder 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
  • Labourer
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Sunder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Sunder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sunder in 1945 was 70, and 81 in 2003.

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