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Sonnier Family History

Sonnier Name Meaning
French: occupational name for a bell ringer, Old French sonnier (Late Latin sonarius, an agent derivative of sonare ‘to ring’).

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

83,893 Historical Documents with Sonnier on Ancestry.com
13,421 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,872 Military Records
173 Immigration Records
5,922 Census and Voter Lists
62,505 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sonnier Families

  • Number of Sonnier families
     91 - 179
     31 - 90
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sonnier families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sonnier families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sonnier census records

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Sonnier Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Sonnier families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Sonnier Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sonnier

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Sonnier Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sonnier census records

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Sonnier Civil War Service Records

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