Sanson Family History

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Sanson Name Meaning

Filipino: variant of Samson, probably from Tagalog samson meaning ‘third grandson’.

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


Similar surnames: Samson, Sansom, Sasson, Ganson, Sexson, Anson, Hanson, Sansone

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Sanson Family Origin

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Sanson Family Occupations

What did your Sanson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter, Joiner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sanson. A less common occupation for the Sanson family was Bricklayer. The most common Sanson occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 5% of Sanson's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Joiner

    5%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Bricklayer

    4%

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

Sanson Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Sanson Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sanson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sanson in 1956 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanson 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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