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Samuel Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Welsh, French, German, Dutch, Hungarian (Sámuel), Jewish, and South Indian: from the Biblical male personal name Samuel (Hebrew Shemuel ‘Name of God’). This name is also well established in South India. In North America this has absorbed other European cognates such as Greek Samouelidis. It is found as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. is used as a family name among families from southern India.

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


Similar surnames: Saul, Hamel, Kamel, Manuel, Sandel, Rammel, Savel, Samel, Amsel

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Samuel Family Origin

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Samuel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Samuel family was Farming. The most common Samuel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Samuel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Samuel.

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Samuel Life Expectancy

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Famous Samuel Family

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