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Xanders Name Meaning

Altered form of German Xander with the addition of excrescent -s a common feature of Americanized surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Zanders, Mandery, Sanders, Manders, Anders, Enders, Dankers, Xander

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Where is the Xanders family from?

You can see how Xanders families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Xanders family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Xanders families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Xanders families living in Illinois. This was about 56% of all the recorded Xanders's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Xanders families in 1880.
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What did your Xanders ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Xanders. 34% of Xanders men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Farm Hand
  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 670 census records available for the last name Xanders. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Xanders 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 30 immigration records available for the last name Xanders. 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 187 military records available for the last name Xanders. For the veterans among your Xanders ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Xanders lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Xanders life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Xanders in 1957 was 44, and 83 in 2003.

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