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Sunderland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, especially the city at the mouth of the river Wear. This, like other places so called in Cumbria, Lancashire, and southern Scotland, derives its name from Old English sundor ‘separate’ + land ‘land’; a further example in Northumbria has the same origin as Sutherland.

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


Similar surnames: Sutherland, Sunderman, Underwood, Haberland, Litherland, Sandland

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Sunderland Family Origin

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Sunderland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Cotton Weaver

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Worsted Weaver

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Cotton Weaver and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sunderland. A less common occupation for the Sunderland family was Worsted Weaver. The most common Sunderland occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Sunderland's were Farmers.

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Sunderland Historical Records

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Sunderland Life Expectancy

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