Sainsbury Family History

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Sainsbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Saintbury in Gloucestershire, recorded in the 12th century as Seynesbury. The place name is probably from the genitive case of the Old English personal name S?wine (composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + wine ‘friend’) + Old English burh ‘castle’, ‘fortified town’.

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

Similar surnames: Salisbury, Amesbury, Marksbury, Spilsbury, Alsbury, Banbury, Malsbury

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Sainsbury Family Origin

Where is the Sainsbury family from?

Sainsbury Family Occupations

What did your Sainsbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sainsbury occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Sainsbury's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sainsbury. A less common occupation for the Sainsbury family was Bricklayer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Sainsbury Historical Records

What Sainsbury family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Sainsbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sainsbury 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sainsbury. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sainsbury. For the veterans among your Sainsbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sainsbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Sainsbury lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sainsbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Sainsbury in 1953 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sainsbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sainsbury 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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