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Sanchez Family History

Sanchez Name Meaning

Spanish (Sánchez): patronymic from the personal name Sancho . In the US this surname is also found among Native Americans (mainly Pueblos). Compare De Sanchez .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sanches, Sancho, Sacher, Hance, Minchew, Zaccheo, Sicher, Cancel

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Where is the Sanchez family from?

You can see how Sanchez families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sanchez family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sanchez families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Sanchez families living in Louisiana. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sanchez's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Sanchez families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sanchez surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sanchez ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sanchez. 31% of Sanchez men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Sanchez women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sanchez were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 432,000 census records available for the last name Sanchez. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanchez 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 202,000 immigration records available for the last name Sanchez. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Sanchez. For the veterans among your Sanchez ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sanchez lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sanchez life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sanchez in 1940 was 41, and 67 in 2004.

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