Ander Family History

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Ander Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name, Andahari, composed of Old Norse andi (Old High German ando ‘breath’) or anti ‘end’, ‘point’ + hari ‘army’. Scandinavian: perhaps an American short form of the Swedish surname Andersson or Danish Andersen. Slovak: derivative of the personal name Andreas.

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

Similar surnames: Anker, Wander, Mander, Sander, Alder, Lander, Ader, Gander, Anders

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Ander Family Origin

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Ander Family Occupations

What did your Ander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ander's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ander. A less common occupation for the Ander family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Basket Maker

  • Blacksmith


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Ander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ander 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 829 military records available for the last name Ander. For the veterans among your Ander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ander Life Expectancy

What is the average Ander lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ander in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ander 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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