Sama Family History

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Sama Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Samá): from the Biblical personal name. Catalan (Samà): habitational name from Samà, a place in Catalonia. Asturian-Leonese: in some cases, a habitational name from any of various places in Asturies named Sama. Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Rajput) name of unknown meaning. The Samas are believed to be an offshoot of the Jadeja tribe. Japanese (not common in Japan): variously written, the name appears to be topographic, deriving from the word semai ‘narrow’.

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

Similar surnames: Sala, Sada, Rama, Lama, Sawa, Sava, Sem, Saba, Sale, Sani

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Sama Family Origin

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Sama Family Occupations

What did your Sama ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Onsetter was the top reported job for people in the UK named Sama. 50% of Sama men worked as a Colliery Onsetter

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Onsetter
  • Sight Testing Optician

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sama Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sama. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sama census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sama. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 325 military records available for the last name Sama. For the veterans among your Sama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sama Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sama in 1964 was 75, and 85 in 2004.

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