Sangster Family History

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Sangster Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Sanger 2. The Old English ending -ster was originally a feminine agent suffix, contrasted with the masculine -er, but by the period of surname formation, the gender distinction had disappeared; the distinction is largely regional. Compare Baker/Baxter; Webber/Webster, etc.

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

Similar surnames: Zanger, Sander, Santer, Sauter, Paster, Manger, Wagster, Sanger

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Sangster Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sangster name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Sangster Family Origin

Where is the Sangster family from?

Sangster Family Occupations

What did your Sangster ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sangster family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Annuitant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sangster. The most common Sangster occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Sangster's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner


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

Sangster Historical Records

What Sangster family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Sangster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sangster 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Sangster. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sangster. For the veterans among your Sangster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sangster Life Expectancy

What is the average Sangster lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sangster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sangster in 1945 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sangster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sangster 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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