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Santerre Name Meaning

French: habitational name from a region in Picardy located to the southeast of the Somme river named with Latin sana terra ‘healthy wholesome land’ and perhaps also from Le Santerre the name of several places in the northern part of France.

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


Similar surnames: Lapierre, Saetern, Laquerre, Sander, Santeramo, Panter, Satterlee

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Where is the Santerre family from?

You can see how Santerre families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santerre family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Santerre families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 5 Santerre families living in Minnesota. This was about 83% of all the recorded Santerre's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Santerre families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santerre surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santerre ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Santerre. 31% of Santerre men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Santerre women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santerre were Office Clerk and 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
    31%
  • Carpenter
    24%
  • Painter
    16%
  • Office Clerk
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Domestic Work
    30%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Santerre. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santerre 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 554 immigration records available for the last name Santerre. 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 732 military records available for the last name Santerre. For the veterans among your Santerre ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santerre lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Santerre life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Santerre in 1955 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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