Samms Family History

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Samms Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Samuel.

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

Similar surnames: Sammis, Samis, Sams, Sames, Samp, Samsa, Sales, Stamas, Simms, Simos

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Samms Family Origin

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Samms Family Occupations

What did your Samms ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Agricultural Machinest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Samms. A less common occupation for the Samms family was At Home. The most common Samms occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Samms's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Agricultural Machinest

  • At Home


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Samms ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Samms Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Samms. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samms census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 697 immigration records available for the last name Samms. 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 Card

There are 644 military records available for the last name Samms. For the veterans among your Samms ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Samms Life Expectancy

What is the average Samms lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Samms life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Samms in 1946 was 24, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Samms

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Samms ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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