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Sailor Family Origin

Where is the Sailor family from?

Sailor Family Occupations

What did your Sailor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sailor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sailor's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sailor. A less common occupation for the Sailor family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Sailor Historical Records

What Sailor family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Sailor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sailor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sailor

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sailor. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sailor. For the veterans among your Sailor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sailor Life Expectancy

What is the average Sailor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sailor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sailor in 1944 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sailor

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sailor 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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