Sanderson Family History

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Sanderson Name Meaning

Scottish and English: patronymic from the personal name Sander (see Alexander).

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

Similar surnames: Saunderson, Anderson, Randerson, Saunders, Henderson, Manderson

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Sanderson Family Origin

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Sanderson Family Occupations

What did your Sanderson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sanderson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Sanderson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sanderson family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sanderson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Sanderson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sanderson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sanderson 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sanderson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sanderson. For the veterans among your Sanderson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sanderson Life Expectancy

What is the average Sanderson lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sanderson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sanderson in 1942 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sanderson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sanderson 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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