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Sansom Family History

Sansom Name Meaning
English: variant of Samson.

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

276,993 Historical Documents with Sansom on Ancestry.com
75,241 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,431 Military Records
2,569 Immigration Records
51,154 Census and Voter Lists
143,598 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sansom Families

  • Number of Sansom families
     18 - 33
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sansom families
     153 - 303
     52 - 152
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sansom families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sansom census records

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Sansom Family Origin

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Sansom Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Sansom families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sansom

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Sansom Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sansom census records

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Sansom Civil War Service Records

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