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Sambor Name Meaning

Polish: from an Old Slavic personal name composed of the elements sam ‘himself; alone’ (Old Slavic samъ) + bor ‘to fight’ (from boriti se). Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Sambor now Sambir in Ukraine.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Tabor, Kamber, Samson, Samberg, Sartor, Semper, Gamboa, Sauber

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Where is the Sambor family from?

You can see how Sambor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sambor family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sambor families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Sambor families living in New Jersey. This was about 13% of all the recorded Sambor's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Sambor families in 1920.
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What did your Sambor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sambor. 47% of Sambor men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Sambor women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sambor were Machinist and Housework. .

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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
  • Manager
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 750 census records available for the last name Sambor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sambor 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Sambor. 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 158 military records available for the last name Sambor. For the veterans among your Sambor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sambor lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sambor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sambor in 1963 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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