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Sami Family History

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

8,466 Historical Documents with Sami on Ancestry.com
4,578 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
976 Military Records
512 Immigration Records
1,842 Census and Voter Lists
558 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sami Families

  • Number of Sami families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sami families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sami last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sami Family Origin

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Sami Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sami

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Sami Family Occupations

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Military Service by Sami

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