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Santor Name Meaning

probably from an altered short form of the personal name Alexander. Compare Sander, Santer. possibly a nickname based on Slavic satori ‘to chatter idly’, to wag one’s tongue’.

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


Similar surnames: Santer, Sandor, Santos, Santo, Santi, Sander, Sartor, Santoro, Cantor

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Where is the Santor family from?

You can see how Santor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Santor family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Santor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Santor families living in Vermont. This was about 33% of all the recorded Santor's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Santor families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Santor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Santor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Santor. 26% of Santor men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Santor women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Santor were Salesman and Laborer.

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • Helper
    15%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Santor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Santor 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 704 immigration records available for the last name Santor. 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 339 military records available for the last name Santor. For the veterans among your Santor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Santor lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Santor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Santor in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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