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Sender Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Sender, a pet form of Alexander.

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


Similar surnames: Skender, Lender, Sander, Senger, Seider, Ender, Bender, Wendel

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Where is the Sender family from?

You can see how Sender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sender families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sender family living in Massachusetts. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sender's in the USA. Massachusetts and 1 other state had the highest population of Sender families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sender surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sender. 22% of Sender men worked as a Salesman and 23% of Sender women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sender were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    23%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Saleslady
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Sender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sender 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 Sender. 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 Sender. For the veterans among your Sender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sender lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sender in 1950 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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