Sanborn Family History

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Sanborn Name Meaning

Variant of English Sandburn, a habitational name from Sandburn House in North Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Sandborn, Pangborn, Lamborn, Alborn, Aborn, Tabor, Sandfort, Sanburn

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Sanborn Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sanborn name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sanborn. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sanborn Family Origin

Where is the Sanborn family from?

Sanborn Family Occupations

What did your Sanborn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sanborn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Sanborn's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sanborn. A less common occupation for the Sanborn family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Sanborn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Sanborn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanborn 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanborn. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Sanborn. For the veterans among your Sanborn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sanborn Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanborn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sanborn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sanborn in 1941 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanborn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanborn 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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