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Samaha Family History

Samaha Name Meaning

Arabic: from a personal name based on Arabic sama?ha ‘magnanimity’.

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


Similar surnames: Samara, Salah, Salama, Samaan, Sawaya, Samad, Kamara, Sarah, Sama

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Where is the Samaha family from?

You can see how Samaha families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samaha family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Samaha families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Samaha families living in California. This was about 14% of all the recorded Samaha's in the USA. California had the highest population of Samaha families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samaha surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samaha ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samaha. 22% of Samaha men worked as a Proprietor and 25% of Samaha women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samaha were Store Owner and Waitress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Merchant
    13%
  • Store Owner
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Proprietor
    25%
  • Waitress
    25%
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Census Records

There are 987 census records available for the last name Samaha. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samaha census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 456 immigration records available for the last name Samaha. 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 Cards

There are 376 military records available for the last name Samaha. For the veterans among your Samaha ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samaha lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Samaha life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Samaha in 1959 was 71, and 80 in 2004.

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