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Saam Family History

Saam Name Meaning

German (mostly southern): metonymic occupational name for a seed merchant, from Middle High German same ‘seed’. Swedish: ethnic name from same ‘Saami’, a member of the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia.

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


Similar surnames: Sahm, Saal, Salm, Saum, Haaf, Haar, Saar, Baum, Raak, Ramm

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Where is the Saam family from?

You can see how Saam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Saam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Saam families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Saam families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Saam's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Saam families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Saam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Saam ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Saam. 26% of Saam men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Saam women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Saam were Mechanic and Seamstress.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    26%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Seamstress
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Saam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Saam census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 544 immigration records available for the last name Saam. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 942 military records available for the last name Saam. For the veterans among your Saam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Saam lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Saam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Saam in 1960 was 52, and 88 in 2004.

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