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Saunders Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the medieval personal name Saunder, reduced vernacular form of Alexander.

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


Similar surnames: Saunderson, Sander, Sanders, Anders, Lander, Alders, Xander, Mandery

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Saunders Family Origin

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Saunders Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Saunders family was Farm Laborer. The most common Saunders occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Saunders's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Saunders.

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Saunders Life Expectancy

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