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Shams Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shams ‘sun’. Al-Shams (Ash-Shams) ‘the Sun’ is the title of the 91st sura of the Qur’an. It is found as a personal name in combinations such as Shams ud-Din ‘sun of religion’. This was the name borne by a famous Persian poet (died 1319).

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


Similar surnames: Sham, Sami, Shad, Samsa, Shaw, Syms, Hamm, Shan, Sas, Shames

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Shams Family Origin

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Shams Family Occupations

What did your Shams ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shams's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shams family was Shoe Business. Farmer, Boot & Shoe Dealer and Justice Of Peace were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shams.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

    20%
  • Justice Of Peace

    20%
  • Shoe Business

    20%

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

Shams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shams 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shams. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shams. For the veterans among your Shams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shams Life Expectancy

What is the average Shams lifespan?

Between 1983 and 2003, in the United States, Shams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shams in 1983 was 72, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shams

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shams 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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