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Sandy Family History

Sandy Name Meaning

habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, so named from Old English sand ‘sand’ + eg ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen or marsh’. from the Old Norse personal name Sand(i), a short form of the various compound names with the first element sandr ‘sand’.

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


Similar surnames: Sando, Sand, Sande, Gandy, Sander, Sanda, Canby, Andy, Sands, Saxby

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Where is the Sandy family from?

You can see how Sandy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sandy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sandy families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 14 Sandy families living in Virginia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sandy's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sandy families in 1840.
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What did your Sandy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sandy. 19% of Sandy men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Sandy women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sandy were Truck Driver 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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Sandy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sandy 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sandy. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sandy. For the veterans among your Sandy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sandy lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sandy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sandy in 1947 was 55, and 72 in 2004.

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