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Samec Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak: from a pet form of the personal name Samuel. Slovenian: nickname from samec ‘loner’, ‘solitary person’, from the adjective sam ‘alone’.

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

Similar surnames: Samek, Samsa, Sames, Nemec, Samis, Samp, Game, Sage, Sales, Simic

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Where is the Samec family from?

You can see how Samec families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samec family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Samec families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Samec families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 62% of all the recorded Samec's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Samec families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samec surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samec ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter was the top reported job for people in the US named Samec. 37% of Samec men worked as a Painter.

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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

  • Painter
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
  • Miner
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Samec. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samec 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 337 immigration records available for the last name Samec. 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 320 military records available for the last name Samec. For the veterans among your Samec ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samec lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Samec life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Samec in 1962 was 69, and 69 in 2004.

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