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Samara Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic thamara ‘benefit’, ‘gain’.

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

Similar surnames: Kamara, Samaha, Sawaya, Samad, Samaan, Samra, Amar, Safar, Amaro

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Where is the Samara family from?

You can see how Samara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Samara families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Samara families living in Vermont. This was about 60% of all the recorded Samara's in the USA. Vermont had the highest population of Samara families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samara surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samara. 32% of Samara men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Samara women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samara were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • House Wife
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Samara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samara 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Samara. 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 269 military records available for the last name Samara. For the veterans among your Samara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samara lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Samara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Samara in 1943 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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