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Sandau Family History

Sandau Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place near Stendal called Sandau. Swedish: probably of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Landau, Sandel, Sanda, Sandal, Sand, Banda, Sander, Landa, Sada

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Where is the Sandau family from?

You can see how Sandau families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandau family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandau families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sandau family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Sandau's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sandau families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sandau surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sandau ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sandau. 63% of Sandau men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    63%
  • Painting
    13%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sandau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandau 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 362 immigration records available for the last name Sandau. 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 417 military records available for the last name Sandau. For the veterans among your Sandau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandau lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sandau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sandau in 1955 was 54, and 59 in 2004.

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