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

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Sahm Family Origin

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Sahm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

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Sahm Historical Records

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Sahm Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sahm

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