Sami Family History

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Sami Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sami? ‘hearing’, ‘listening’, or on sami ‘august’. As-Sami? ‘the All-Hearing’ is an attribute of Allah. It is found in combinations such as ?Abd al-Sami? (Abdus-Sami) ‘servant of the All-Hearing’. Indian: variant of Swamy.

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

Similar surnames: Sani, Safi, Simi, Wali, Sama, Sari, Sam, Hari, Samis, Samp

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Sami Family Origin

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Sami Family Occupations

What did your Sami ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Collector Salesman Mapa and Millinery Copyist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sami. 34% of Sami women worked as a Millinery Copyist

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Collector Salesman Mapa

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Millinery Copyist
  • Chargehand Station
  • Paid Domestic
  • Railway Benifit Nat

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

Sami Historical Records

What Sami family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sami. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sami 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 700 immigration records available for the last name Sami. 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 980 military records available for the last name Sami. For the veterans among your Sami ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sami Life Expectancy

What is the average Sami lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Sami life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sami in 1967 was 86, and 84 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sami ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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