Chander Family History

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Chander Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit candra ‘pleasant’, ‘shining’, ‘moon’. This commonly occurs as the final element of a compound given name (for example, Kishanchander), and this final element subsequently evolved into a surname.

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

Similar surnames: Chand, Chanda, Halder, Chandler, Mander, Ander, Hanger, Gander

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Chander Family Origin

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Chander Family Occupations

What did your Chander ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Chander occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Chander's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Chander family was Box Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and At Work On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Chander.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At Work On Farm

  • Box Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Chander ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Chander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Chander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chander 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 545 immigration records available for the last name Chander. 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 343 military records available for the last name Chander. For the veterans among your Chander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Chander Life Expectancy

What is the average Chander lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2004, in the United States, Chander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Chander in 1972 was 77, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Chander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Chander 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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