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Sainsbury Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): habitational name from Saintbury (Gloucestershire) from the Old English personal name Sǣwine (genitive Sǣwines from Old English ‘sea’ + wine ‘friend’) + burg ‘fortified place’.

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

Similar surnames: Salisbury, Amesbury, Marksbury, Spilsbury, Alsbury, Banbury, Malsbury

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Where is the Sainsbury family from?

You can see how Sainsbury families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sainsbury family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Sainsbury families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 15 Sainsbury families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Sainsbury's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sainsbury families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sainsbury surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sainsbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sainsbury. 15% of Sainsbury men worked as a Clerk and 50% of Sainsbury women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sainsbury were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Sainsbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sainsbury 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sainsbury. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sainsbury. For the veterans among your Sainsbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sainsbury lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sainsbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Sainsbury in 1953 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

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