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Sunderland Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places so called, especially the city at the mouth of the river Wear. This, like other places so called in Cumbria, Lancashire, and southern Scotland, derives its name from Old English sundor ‘separate’ + land ‘land’; a further example in Northumbria has the same origin as Sutherland.

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

Similar surnames: Sutherland, Sunderman, Underwood, Haberland, Litherland, Sandland

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Sunderland Family Origin

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Sunderland Family Occupations

What did your Sunderland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sunderland. A less common occupation for the Sunderland family was Farming. The most common Sunderland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sunderland's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Sunderland Historical Records

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Sunderland Life Expectancy

What is the average Sunderland lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, Sunderland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sunderland in 1945 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sunderland


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