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Xander Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Alexander.

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


Similar surnames: Sander, Ander, Lander, Mander, Wander, Zander, Gander, Kinder, Bandel

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Where is the Xander family from?

You can see how Xander families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Xander family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Xander families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Xander families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 86% of all the recorded Xander's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Xander families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Xander surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Xander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Xander. 25% of Xander men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Xander women worked as a Seamstress. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Policeman
    19%
  • Labor
    19%
  • Driver
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Xander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Xander 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 162 immigration records available for the last name Xander. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Xander. For the veterans among your Xander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Xander lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Xander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Xander in 1945 was 40, and 93 in 2004.

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