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Sant Family History

Sant Surname Meaning

English (Cheshire and Staffordshire): variant of Saint . Italian (northeastern): variant of Santo . Dutch (also Van't Sant); Flemish (Van Sant): variant of Sand . The surname Sant is also found in France (Nord). Catalan and French (Occitan): nickname from sant ‘saint’ or possibly from the Latin personal name Sanctus with the same meaning. Compare Saint . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sand . Indian (Maharashtra): from Sanskrit title meaning ‘saint holy man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Sand, Saint, Mann, Sane, Want, Fant, Sani, Gant, Pant, Sante

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Where is the Sant family from?

You can see how Sant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sant families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 250 Sant families living in Cheshire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sant's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Sant families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sant ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sant. 17% of Sant men worked as a Gardener and 78% of Sant women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sant were Window Cleaner and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    17%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Police Constable
    7%
  • Window Cleaner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Sant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sant. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Sant. For the veterans among your Sant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sant lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sant in 1962 was 77, and 66 in 2004.

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