Sonnenschein Family History

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Sonnenschein Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a cheerful or warm disposition, from Middle High German sunne ‘sun’ + genitive -n + schin ‘shine’. In part it may be a topographic name for someone who lived at a place which caught the sun, or a habitational name from a house marked with the sign of the sun. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sonnenschein ‘sunshine’.

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


Similar surnames: Mondschein, Schoenstein, Winterstein, Hohenstein, Sonnenfeld

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Sonnenschein Family Origin

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Sonnenschein Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Gun Smith

    17%
  • Retail Grocer

    17%
  • Saloon

    17%

In 1880, the most common Sonnenschein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sonnenschein's were Farmers. Farmer, Gun Smith and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sonnenschein. A less common occupation for the Sonnenschein family was Saloon.

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Sonnenschein Historical Records

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Sonnenschein Life Expectancy

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