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Sambor Name Meaning

Polish: from the Old Slavic personal name sambor, composed of the elements sam ‘alone’ + bor ‘fight’. Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from Sambor, now Sambir in Ukraine.

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


Similar surnames: Tabor, Kamber, Samson, Samberg, Sartor, Semper, Gamboa, Sauber

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Where is the Sambor family from?

You can see how Sambor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sambor family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sambor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Sambor families living in Manitoba. This was about 56% of all the recorded Sambor's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Sambor families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sambor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sambor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sambor. 47% of Sambor men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Sambor women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sambor were Machinist and Housework.

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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
    47%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Manager
    14%
  • Machinist
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 750 census records available for the last name Sambor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sambor 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 360 immigration records available for the last name Sambor. 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 158 military records available for the last name Sambor. For the veterans among your Sambor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sambor lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sambor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sambor in 1963 was 76, and 86 in 2004.

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