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Sando Name Meaning

Norwegian (Sandø): older form of Sandøy, a habitational name from any of about fifteen farmsteads so named, from Old Norse Sandey, a compound of sand ‘sand’ + ey ‘island’. Swedish (Sandö): ornamental adoption of 1. Japanese: it is unclear whether instances of this name in America are Sando, usually written with characters meaning ‘three doors’, or Sando, written with various characters, possible meanings being ‘three wisteria’ or ‘east of the mountains’. None of these are common in Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Sandy, Sand, Ando, Sande, Bando, Sano, Sanda, Sanzo, Lando, Lande

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Where is the Sando family from?

You can see how Sando families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sando family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sando families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Sando families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 80% of all the recorded Sando's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sando families in 1840.
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What did your Sando ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sando. 23% of Sando men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sando women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sando were Miner and Teacher.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sando. 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 850 military records available for the last name Sando. For the veterans among your Sando ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sando lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sando life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Sando in 1945 was 31, and 83 in 2004.

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