Sonner Family History

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Sonner Name Meaning

occupational name for someone who bleached cloth, from an agent derivative of Middle High German sunnen ‘to bleach’. habitational name for someone from a place named Sonne.

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

Similar surnames: Sinner, Sonnen, Sonne, Sonnek, Conner, Fonner, Senner, Horner, Sommer

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Sonner Family Origin

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Sonner Family Occupations

What did your Sonner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sonner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Sonner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sonner family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sonner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


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

Sonner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sonner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonner 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 668 immigration records available for the last name Sonner. 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 Sonner. For the veterans among your Sonner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sonner Life Expectancy

What is the average Sonner lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sonner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sonner in 1959 was 77, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sonner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sonner 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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