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Sandow Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): from a pet form of the personal name Sander. Polish: variant of Sedów, a habitational name for someone from places called Sedów in Piotrków and Sieradz voivodeships.

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


Similar surnames: Sanow, Sander, Sando, Sandy, Sandor, Lando, Sanzo, Santos, Sanda

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Where is the Sandow family from?

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

What did your Sandow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sandow. 15% of Sandow men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Sandow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sandow were Laborer and Machine Operator.

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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

  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sandow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandow 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandow. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sandow. For the veterans among your Sandow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandow lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sandow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sandow in 1951 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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