Sanderford Family History

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Sanderford Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Sandifer, although it has been suggested that it may be a habitational name from Sandford Orcas in Dorset, named with Old English sand ‘sand’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Sandford, Hungerford, Summerford, Blandford, Padelford, Radford

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Sanderford Family Origin

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Sanderford Family Occupations

What did your Sanderford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sanderford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Sanderford's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sanderford family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sanderford.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Sanderford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sanderford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanderford census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 92 immigration records available for the last name Sanderford. 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 819 military records available for the last name Sanderford. For the veterans among your Sanderford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sanderford Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanderford lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sanderford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sanderford in 1954 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanderford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanderford 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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