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Sani Family History

Sani Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Sano . Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sanī ‘majestic brilliant’. Indian (Punjabi): Sikh name possibly of the same origin as 2 above. It is also found among people coming originally from Sind in Pakistan. West African (mainly Nigeria and Niger): Hausa name from the personal name Sani of Arabic origin used to distinguish the second of two or more sons in a family who have the Muslim name Muhammad.

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

Similar surnames: Sami, Soni, Sari, Mani, Tani, Saini, Santi, Mann, Sant, Sand

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Where is the Sani family from?

You can see how Sani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sani family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sani families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Sani families living in California. This was about 75% of all the recorded Sani's in USA. California had the highest population of Sani families in 1880.
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What did your Sani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sani. 27% of Sani men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Sani women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Operator
  • Attendant
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sani 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 780 immigration records available for the last name Sani. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sani. For the veterans among your Sani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sani lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sani in 1964 was 70, and 67 in 2004.

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