Sem Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim. Slovenian: from the medieval personal name Sem, a shortened form of Simon. Cambodian: unexplained. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Saraswat Brahman) name of unknown meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Som, Seim, Sim, Siem, Sam, Osen, Lem, Sens, Sas, Seo

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Sem Family Origin

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Sem Family Occupations

What did your Sem ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dairyman and Engine Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sem. A less common occupation for the Sem family was Gracer. The most common Sem occupation in the UK was Dairyman. 33% of Sem's were Dairymans.

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  • Dairyman

    33%
  • Engine Keeper

    33%
  • Gracer

    33%

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Sem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sem 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sem. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sem. For the veterans among your Sem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sem Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sem in 1963 was 69, and 71 in 2004.

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