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Sunderland Family History

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

385,872 Historical Documents with Sunderland on Ancestry.com
113,927 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,813 Military Records
6,525 Immigration Records
97,238 Census and Voter Lists
160,369 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sunderland Families

  • Number of Sunderland families
     52 - 101
     18 - 51
     1 - 17
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sunderland families
     1,209 - 2,416
     404 - 1,208
     1 - 403
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sunderland families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sunderland Family Origin

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Sunderland Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sunderland

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Sunderland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sunderland census records

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Sunderland Civil War Service Records

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