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Samel Family History

Samel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Samuel.

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

Similar surnames: Hamel, Samet, Samuel, Semel, Kamel, Sammet, Segel, Samsel, Gabel

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Where is the Samel family from?

You can see how Samel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Samel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Samel families living in Quebec. This was about 52% of all the recorded Samel's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Samel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Samel. .

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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

  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Samel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samel 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 768 immigration records available for the last name Samel. 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 291 military records available for the last name Samel. For the veterans among your Samel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Samel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Samel in 1946 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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