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Sonnichsen Name Meaning

Danish (Sønnichsen also Sönnichsen) and North German (Sönnichsen): patronymic from a diminutive of Middle Low German sone ‘son’.

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


Similar surnames: Hinrichsen, Minnich, Stichter, Erichsen, Henningsen, Nielsen

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Where is the Sonnichsen family from?

You can see how Sonnichsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sonnichsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sonnichsen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Sonnichsen families living in Nebraska. This was about 37% of all the recorded Sonnichsen's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Sonnichsen families in 1880.
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What did your Sonnichsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sonnichsen. 34% of Sonnichsen men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Sonnichsen women worked as a Nurse. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Butcher
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Nurse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 963 census records available for the last name Sonnichsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sonnichsen 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Sonnichsen. 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 306 military records available for the last name Sonnichsen. For the veterans among your Sonnichsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sonnichsen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sonnichsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sonnichsen in 1959 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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