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Skender Name Meaning

From the personal name Iskender, Arabic, Turkish, Albanian, etc., form of Alexander.

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

Similar surnames: Sender, Kender, Sander, Ender, Stender, Kinder, Pender, Sinder

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Where is the Skender family from?

You can see how Skender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Skender families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Skender families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Skender's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Skender families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skender surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skender. 39% of Skender men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Skender women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skender were Assembly Worker and Salesgirl.

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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
  • Barber
  • Miner
  • Assembly Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Typist
  • Factory Worker
  • Salesgirl
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Skender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skender 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 630 immigration records available for the last name Skender. 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 324 military records available for the last name Skender. For the veterans among your Skender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skender lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Skender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Skender in 1955 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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