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Sonne Name Meaning

German: from Middle German sonne, sunne ‘sun’, either a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sun, or from a field name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sonne ‘sun’.

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


Similar surnames: Sonnen, Sonner, Senne, Sonnek, Ronne, Sohn, Stone, Nonn, Sonn, Sorge

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Where is the Sonne family from?

You can see how Sonne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sonne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sonne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sonne family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Sonne's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sonne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sonne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sonne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sonne. 22% of Sonne men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Sonne women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sonne were Proprietor and Stenographer.

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    28%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sonne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonne 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 Sonne. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sonne. For the veterans among your Sonne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sonne lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sonne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Sonne in 1953 was 56, and 84 in 2004.

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