Santer Family History

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Santer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably from a short form of the personal name Alexander. Compare Sander. English: variant of Senter. French: variant of Santerre.

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

Similar surnames: Santor, Sander, Kanter, Panter, Sauter, Ganter, Salter, Sanger

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Santer Family Origin

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Santer Family Occupations

What did your Santer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Santer. The most common Santer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Santer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Santer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Santer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Santer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Santer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Santer. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Santer. For the veterans among your Santer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Santer Life Expectancy

What is the average Santer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Santer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Santer in 1962 was 52, and 96 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Santer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Santer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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