Sander Family History

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Sander Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Swedish: from the personal name Sander, a reduced form of Alexander. German: topographic name for someone who lived on sandy soil, from Sand 1 + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads so named in southeastern Norway, from the indefinite plural form of Old Norse sandr ‘sand’, ‘sandy plain’, ‘beach’.

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

Similar surnames: Sanden, Sande, Lander, Sandel, Sandner, Gander, Mander, Sandler

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Sander Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sander name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Sander Family Origin

Where is the Sander family from?

Sander Family Occupations

What did your Sander ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Sander occupation in the UK was Farmer. 11% of Sander's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sander family was Tailor. Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sander.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Tailor


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

Sander Historical Records

What Sander family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Sander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sander 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Sander. 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 Sander. For the veterans among your Sander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sander Life Expectancy

What is the average Sander lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sander in 1942 was 28, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sander 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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