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 1939, Baker (bread) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sem. 20% of Sem men worked as a Baker (bread) and 43% of Sem women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sem were Steel Works Labourer and Paid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Baker (bread)
    20%
  • Charman Of Public Co
    20%
  • Laundryman
    20%
  • Steel Works Labourer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    43%
  • Certificated Assistant Mistress At Hinckley Irodern Girls School
    15%
  • Ladies Tailoress
    15%
  • Paid Domestic Duties
    15%

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

Sem Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 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

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Draft Card

There are 279 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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