Anders Family History

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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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Anders Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Anders name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Anders. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Anders Family Origin

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Anders Family Occupations

What did your Anders ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Anders occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Anders's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Anders family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anders.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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Anders Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Anders Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Anders ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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