Sam Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the personal name Samson (see Samson). Dutch (van Sam): variant of Van den Sand (see Sand 2). Nigerian and Ghanaian: unexplained. Chinese : variant of Shen. Chinese : variant of Shum. Other Southeast Asian: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Sham, Lam, Kam, Sum, San, Sax, Dam, Ham, Sak, Sim

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Sam Family Origin

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Sam Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Miner

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sam. The most common Sam occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Sam's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sam family was Miner.

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Sam Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Sam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sam in 1945 was 29, and 55 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sam

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