Sam Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Samson (see Samson). Dutch (van Sam): variant of Van den Sand (see Sand 2). Nigerian and Ghanaian: unexplained. Chinese : variant of Shen. Chinese : variant of Shum. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Sham, Lam, Kam, Sum, San, Sax, Dam, Ham, Sak, Sim

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Sam Family Origin

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Sam Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    20%
  • Frame W K

    20%
  • Fruiter

    20%
  • Gardener

    20%

In 1881, the most common Sam occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Sam's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sam family was Gardener. Agricultural Labourer, Frame W K and Fruiter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sam.

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Sam Historical Records

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Sam Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Sam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sam in 1945 was 29, and 55 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sam

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