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Zander Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Sander. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sander, Zander ‘pike perch’. South German: occupational name for a barber-surgeon who also pulled teeth, an agent derivative from Middle High German zan(t) ‘tooth’.

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

Similar surnames: Wander, Gander, Lander, Zanger, Mandel, Mander, Ganter, Kanner, Ander

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Where is the Zander family from?

You can see how Zander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zander family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Zander families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Zander families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Zander's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Zander families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zander. 20% of Zander men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Zander women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zander were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Zander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zander 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Zander. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Zander. For the veterans among your Zander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zander lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Zander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zander in 1947 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

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