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Anders Family History

Anders Name Meaning

German and Scottish: from the personal name Anders, vernacular form of Andreas. The German name is also found in Poland and has yielded a family name in Czech (Anderš).

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

Similar surnames: Enders, Ander, Andreas, Alders, Andert, Lander, Andera, Sander, Andre

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Where is the Anders family from?

You can see how Anders families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anders family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Anders families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 26 Anders families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 19% of all the recorded Anders's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Anders families in 1840.
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What did your Anders ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anders. 22% of Anders men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Anders women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anders were Farm Laborer and Clerk.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Anders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anders 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Anders. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Anders. For the veterans among your Anders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anders lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Anders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Anders in 1940 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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