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Sonnen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named in Bavaria. German: variant of Sonne 1. Dutch: from Middle Dutch sonne ‘sun’, applied as a term of endearment for a loved one, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sun.

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


Similar surnames: Sonne, Sonner, Sonnek, Senne, Sinner, Ronne, Tannen, Annen, Coenen

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Sonnen Family Origin

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Sonnen Family Occupations

What did your Sonnen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sonnen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Sonnen's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sonnen. A less common occupation for the Sonnen family was Stone Mason.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Tailor

    25%
  • Cabinet Maker

    13%
  • Stone Mason

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sonnen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sonnen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sonnen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonnen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sonnen. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sonnen. For the veterans among your Sonnen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sonnen Life Expectancy

What is the average Sonnen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sonnen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Sonnen in 1962 was 89, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sonnen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sonnen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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