Sahm Family History

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Sahm Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): from the Slavic personal name Samo, a short form of Samobor. German: metonymic occupational name for a seed merchant, from Middle High German sam.

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

Similar surnames: Saam, Rahm, Salm, Dahm, Hahm, Saum, Nahm, Baum, Rehm, Ramm

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Sahm Family Origin

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Sahm Family Occupations

What did your Sahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sahm family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sahm. The most common Sahm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Sahm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sahm ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sahm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sahm 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 715 immigration records available for the last name Sahm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Sahm. For the veterans among your Sahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sahm Life Expectancy

What is the average Sahm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Sahm in 1945 was 28, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sahm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sahm 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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