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Sans Family History

Sans Name Meaning

Catalan and Southern French (Occitan): from the Occitan personal name Sans, or from the variant of the Catalan personal name Sanç, both of them equivalent to Spanish Sancho.

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


Similar surnames: Sanes, Sens, Sas, Sanz, Jans, Sand, Sann, Hans, Sani, Sant

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Where is the Sans family from?

You can see how Sans families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sans family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sans families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Sans families living in Ohio. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sans's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sans families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sans surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sans ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sans. 24% of Sans men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Sans women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sans were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    31%
  • New Worker
    24%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Sans lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sans in 1962 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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