Sonnenfeld Family History

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Sonnenfeld Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by or farmed a south-facing area of land, from Middle High German, Middle Low German sunne, sonne ‘sun’ + Middle High German, Middle Low German velt ‘field’, ‘open country’.

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

Similar surnames: Sommerfeld, Dornfeld, Schoenfeld, Langenfeld, Kornfeld, Wiesenfeld

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Sonnenfeld Family Origin

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Sonnenfeld Family Occupations

What did your Sonnenfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sonnenfeld family was Merchant Tailor. The most common Sonnenfeld occupation in the USA was Dealer In Hides. 33% of Sonnenfeld's were Dealer In Hidess. Dealer In Hides and Farm Hand were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sonnenfeld.

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  • Dealer In Hides

  • Farm Hand

  • Merchant Tailor


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

Sonnenfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sonnenfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonnenfeld 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sonnenfeld. 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 873 military records available for the last name Sonnenfeld. For the veterans among your Sonnenfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sonnenfeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Sonnenfeld lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sonnenfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sonnenfeld in 1953 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sonnenfeld

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sonnenfeld 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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