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Sinner Family History

Sinner Name Meaning

South German: occupational name an inspector and sealer of weights and measures, Middle High German sinner. Habitational name from any of several places named Sinn.

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


Similar surnames: Sonner, Spinner, Senner, Finner, Pinner, Zinner, Linner, Signer

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Where is the Sinner family from?

You can see how Sinner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sinner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sinner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Sinner families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Sinner's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Sinner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sinner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sinner. 26% of Sinner men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Sinner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sinner were Farm Laborer and Telephone Operator.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Packer
    8%
  • Telephone Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sinner 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sinner. 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 Sinner. For the veterans among your Sinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sinner lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sinner in 1947 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

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