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Sarbaugh Family History

Sarbaugh Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Arbaugh, Sirbaugh, Surbaugh, Carbaugh, Sharbaugh, Harbaugh, Silbaugh

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Where is the Sarbaugh family from?

You can see how Sarbaugh families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sarbaugh family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sarbaugh families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Sarbaugh families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sarbaugh's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sarbaugh families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sarbaugh surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sarbaugh ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sarbaugh. 29% of Sarbaugh men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Sarbaugh women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sarbaugh were Farm Hand and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Farm Hand
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sarbaugh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sarbaugh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 32 immigration records available for the last name Sarbaugh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 181 military records available for the last name Sarbaugh. For the veterans among your Sarbaugh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sarbaugh lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sarbaugh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sarbaugh in 1962 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

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