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Ander Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name, Andahari, composed of Old Norse andi (Old High German ando ‘breath’) or anti ‘end’, ‘point’ + hari ‘army’. Scandinavian: perhaps an American short form of the Swedish surname Andersson or Danish Andersen. Slovak: derivative of the personal name Andreas.

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


Similar surnames: Anker, Wander, Mander, Sander, Alder, Lander, Ader, Gander, Anders

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Where is the Ander family from?

You can see how Ander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Ander family living in Indiana. This was about 20% of all the recorded Ander's in the USA. Indiana and 4 other states had the highest population of Ander families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ander. 19% of Ander men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Ander women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ander were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    11%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ander 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Ander. 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 829 military records available for the last name Ander. For the veterans among your Ander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ander lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Ander in 1940 was 43, and 72 in 2004.

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