History of your Surname
Get access to Sant family records.Start a free trial

Sant Family History

Sant Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Staffordshire): variant of Saint . Italian (northeastern): variant of Santo . Dutch (also Van't Sant); Flemish (Van Sant): variant of Sand . The surname Sant is also found in France (Nord). Catalan and French (Occitan): nickname from sant ‘saint’ or possibly from the Latin personal name Sanctus with the same meaning. Compare Saint . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sand . Indian (Maharashtra): from Sanskrit title meaning ‘saint holy man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sand, Saint, Mann, Sane, Want, Fant, Sani, Gant, Pant, Sante

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Sant family from?

You can see how Sant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sant families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Sant families living in Alabama. This was about 30% of all the recorded Sant's in USA. Alabama had the highest population of Sant families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sant ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sant. 20% of Sant men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Sant women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sant were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

View Census Data for Sant | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Sant family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Sant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Sant

Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sant. 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.

View all Sant immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Sant. For the veterans among your Sant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sant military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sant family history

Discover More

What is the average Sant lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sant in 1962 was 77, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sant

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Sant family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Sant last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial