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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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Where is the Santer family from?

You can see how Santer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Santer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Santer families living in Illinois. This was about 25% of all the recorded Santer's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Santer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Santer. 16% of Santer men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Santer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santer were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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