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Sampson Family History

Sampson Name Meaning
English, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Samson. The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon. The English surname has also long been established in Ireland. HH, DEB, EML, AB In North America, this name has absorbed other European cognates, for example Greek Sampsonakis, Sampsonides.

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

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357,159 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,361 Military Records
32,953 Immigration Records
280,929 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Sampson Families

  • Number of Sampson families
     261 - 520
     88 - 260
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sampson families
     525 - 1,047
     176 - 524
     1 - 175
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sampson families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sampson Family Origin

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Sampson Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Sampson

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Sampson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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