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Sandal Name Meaning

English: variant of Sandall. Variant of Scandinavian Sandahl. Indian (Panjab, Jammu and Kashmir): Hindu (Arora, Dogra) and Sikh name, from Arabic ?sandal ‘sandal’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Polish sandal, Yiddish sandal ‘sandalwood’.

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


Similar surnames: Sandel, Sandall, Sand, Mandal, Sandahl, Sanda, Sandhu, Sandau, Sandow

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Where is the Sandal family from?

You can see how Sandal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Sandal families living in Mississippi. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sandal's in the USA. Mississippi and 2 other states had the highest population of Sandal families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sandal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sandal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sandal. 39% of Sandal men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sandal women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sandal were Salesman and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    39%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sandal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandal 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandal. 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 333 military records available for the last name Sandal. For the veterans among your Sandal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandal lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sandal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sandal in 1964 was 79, and 87 in 2004.

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