Zander Family History

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Zander Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Sander. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sander, Zander ‘pike perch’. South German: occupational name for a barber-surgeon who also pulled teeth, an agent derivative from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’.

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

Similar surnames: Wander, Gander, Lander, Zanger, Mandel, Mander, Ganter, Kanner, Ander

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Zander Family Origin

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Zander Family Occupations

What did your Zander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zander. A less common occupation for the Zander family was Keeping House. The most common Zander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Zander's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Zander ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Zander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Zander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zander census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Zander. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Zander. For the veterans among your Zander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Zander Life Expectancy

What is the average Zander lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Zander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zander in 1947 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Zander ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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