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Sunder Family History

Sunder Name Meaning

Indian (southern states): Hindu name from Sanskrit sundara ‘beautiful’. This is only a given name in India, but has come to be used as a family name in the U.S. Among Tamil and Telugu speakers who have migrated away from their home state, it is a variant of Sundaram.

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


Similar surnames: Sander, Lander, Wunder, Sinder, Mander, Kinder, Gunner, Sandner

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Where is the Sunder family from?

You can see how Sunder families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sunder family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sunder families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 48 Sunder families living in Missouri. This was about 71% of all the recorded Sunder's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Sunder families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sunder surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sunder ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sunder. 24% of Sunder men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Sunder women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sunder were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Machine Operator
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sunder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sunder 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sunder. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sunder. For the veterans among your Sunder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sunder lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2003, in the United States, Sunder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sunder in 1945 was 70, and 81 in 2003.

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