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Santry Family History

Santry Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French seintuarie ‘sanctuary’, ‘shrine’ (Late Latin sanctuarium, a derivative of sanctus ‘holy’); a topographic name for someone who lived near a shrine, or a nickname for someone who had had occasion to take sanctuary in a church or monastery, where he would have been afforded immunity from arrest or injury.

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


Similar surnames: Chantry, Sant, Gentry, Autry, Langtry, Sante, Santos, Santoro, Sankey

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Where is the Santry family from?

You can see how Santry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Santry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 36 Santry families living in London. This was about 51% of all the recorded Santry's in the UK. London had the highest population of Santry families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santry ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Santry. 92% of Santry women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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 Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Santry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santry 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Santry. 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 847 military records available for the last name Santry. For the veterans among your Santry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santry lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Santry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Santry in 1956 was 65, and 87 in 2004.

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