Sund Family History

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Sund Name Meaning

Swedish and Danish: from sund ‘strait’, ‘sound’, probably an arbitrarily adopted or ornamental surname, but possibly a topographic name adopted by someone who lived near the shore by a strait. Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty-five or more farmsteads, mainly in Nordland, so named from Old Norse sund ‘strait’, ‘sound’. English: nickname for a healthy or prosperous man, from Middle English sund, sound ‘sound’, ‘healthy’. English: topographic name from Middle English sund, sound ‘water’, ‘strait’, ‘sound’.

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

Similar surnames: Lund, Sand, Sundt, Sunde, Lind, Mund, Sun, Bunt, Budd, Hind

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Sund Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sund name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sund. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Sund Family Origin

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Sund Family Occupations

What did your Sund ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sund. The most common Sund occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Sund's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sund family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter


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Sund Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sund. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sund 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sund. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sund. For the veterans among your Sund ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sund Life Expectancy

What is the average Sund lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sund life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sund in 1955 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sund 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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