Sandhu Family History

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Sandhu Name Meaning

Indian (Panjab): Sikh name which goes back to the tribal name Sandhu or Sindhu. The Sindhus are the second largest Jat tribe in the Panjab. Originally sindhu referred to the Indus river and to the region where it flows, a part of which is still called Sind. Hindu and the various names of India, Hind, Hindustan, and India are all derived from the Persian form of sindhu.

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

Similar surnames: Sidhu, Gandhi, Sangha, Sandal, Sandy, Sandau, Sandow, Sand, Sando

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Sandhu Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sandhu name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sandhu. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Western & Central India


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Sandhu Family Origin

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Sandhu Family Occupations

What did your Sandhu ancestors do for a living?

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

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Sandhu Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 704 census records available for the last name Sandhu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandhu 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Sandhu. 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 61 military records available for the last name Sandhu. For the veterans among your Sandhu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sandhu Life Expectancy

What is the average Sandhu lifespan?

Between 1973 and 2004, in the United States, Sandhu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sandhu in 1973 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sandhu 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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