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Sama Family History

Sama Name Meaning

Southern Italian (Samá): from the Biblical personal name. Catalan (Samà): habitational name from Samà, a place in Catalonia. Asturian-Leonese: in some cases, a habitational name from any of various places in Asturies named Sama. Indian (Gujarat): Hindu (Rajput) name of unknown meaning. The Samas are believed to be an offshoot of the Jadeja tribe. Japanese (not common in Japan): variously written, the name appears to be topographic, deriving from the word semai ‘narrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Sala, Sada, Rama, Lama, Sawa, Sava, Sem, Saba, Sale, Sani

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You can see how Sama families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sama family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sama families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Sama families living in British Columbia. This was about 41% of all the recorded Sama's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sama families in 1911.
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What did your Sama ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sama. 50% of Sama men worked as a Laborer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sama. 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 325 military records available for the last name Sama. For the veterans among your Sama ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sama lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Sama life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sama in 1964 was 75, and 85 in 2004.

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