Commander Family History

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Commander Name Meaning

English: from Middle English comander, comando(u)r ‘leader’, ‘ruler’, probably applied as a nickname, although Reaney suggests that the term, derived from Old French comandeor, also denoted the officer in charge of a commandery, for example of the Knights Templars, and in this sense it would have been an occupational or status name. Americanized spelling of German Kommander, a name of uncertain origin. Brechenmacher suggests that it may be a Classicized form of Hoffmann.

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


Similar surnames: Mander, Comer, Callander, Bolander, Manger, Sommer, Colmer, Sealander

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Commander Family Origin

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Commander Family Occupations

What did your Commander ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Commander occupation in the UK was Music String Maker. 6% of Commander's were Music String Makers. Music String Maker, A. Retired Cartman and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Commander. A less common occupation for the Commander family was Brassfounder.

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  • Music String Maker

    6%
  • A. Retired Cartman

    3%
  • Boot Maker

    3%
  • Brassfounder

    3%

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Commander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Commander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Commander 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Commander. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Commander. For the veterans among your Commander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Commander Life Expectancy

What is the average Commander lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Commander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Commander in 1952 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Commander 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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