Sampson Family History

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Sampson Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Samson. The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon. The English surname has also long been established in Ireland. In North America, this name has absorbed other European cognates, for example Greek Sampsonakis, Sampsonides.

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


Similar surnames: Samson, Simpson, Hampton, Rampton, Sympson, Hampson, Simson, Ramson

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Sampson Family Origin

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Sampson Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sampson. A less common occupation for the Sampson family was Farm Laborer. The most common Sampson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Sampson's were Farmers.

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Sampson Historical Records

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Sampson Life Expectancy

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