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Sample Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Saint-Paul or Saint-Pol, from the dedication of their churches to St. Paul (see Paul).

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

Similar surnames: Samper, Wampole, Kampe, Temple, Marple, Staple, Sale, Apple, Lampley

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Sample Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sample name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sample. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Sample Family Origin

Where is the Sample family from?

Sample Family Occupations

What did your Sample ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sample. A less common occupation for the Sample family was Farming. The most common Sample occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Sample's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Sample Historical Records

What Sample family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Sample. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sample 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sample. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Sample. For the veterans among your Sample ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sample Life Expectancy

What is the average Sample lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sample life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sample in 1941 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sample 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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