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Sanft Name Meaning

German: nickname for a slow, easy-going person, from Middle High German sanfte ‘easy’.

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


Similar surnames: Senft, Ranft, Kandt, Gant, Haft, Shaft, Sundt, Sabat, Hanf, Sant

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Sanft Family Origin

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Sanft Family Occupations

What did your Sanft ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sanft occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Sanft's were Farmers. Farmer and Pocket Book Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sanft.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Pocket Book Maker

    33%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Sanft Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Sanft Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanft lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sanft life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sanft in 1963 was 51, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanft

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanft 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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