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Sahm Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): from the Slavic personal name Samo, a short form of Samobor. German: metonymic occupational name for a seed merchant, from Middle High German sam.

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


Similar surnames: Saam, Rahm, Salm, Dahm, Hahm, Saum, Nahm, Baum, Rehm, Ramm

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Where is the Sahm family from?

You can see how Sahm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sahm family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sahm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Sahm families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Sahm's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sahm families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sahm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sahm. 29% of Sahm men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Sahm women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sahm were Farming and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • House Work
    18%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sahm 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 715 immigration records available for the last name Sahm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sahm. For the veterans among your Sahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sahm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Sahm in 1945 was 28, and 67 in 2004.

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