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Szanto Surname Meaning

Hungarian (Szántó): occupational name for a plowman szántó (from szánt ‘to plow’). Jewish (from Hungary; Szántó): adoption of the name in 1 above either as a Hungarian calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Santo, Szabo, Siano, Szasz, Sant, Sanko, Barto, Sarto, Santa, Stanton

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Where is the Szanto family from?

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

What did your Szanto ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Szanto. 60% of Szanto men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Szanto women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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
    60%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Carpenter
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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What Szanto family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 775 census records available for the last name Szanto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Szanto 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 Szanto. 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 325 military records available for the last name Szanto. For the veterans among your Szanto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Szanto lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Szanto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Szanto in 1963 was 81, and 91 in 2004.

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