Samelson Family History

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Samelson Name Meaning

Dutch and Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Samuel.

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


Similar surnames: Samuelson, Abelson, Samson, Samuelsen, Engelson, Simerson, Melson

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Samelson Family Origin

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Samelson Family Occupations

What did your Samelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samelson. 25% of Samelson men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Samelson women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samelson were Manager and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    24%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Samelson Historical Records

What Samelson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Samelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samelson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 693 immigration records available for the last name Samelson. 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 Card

There are 288 military records available for the last name Samelson. For the veterans among your Samelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Samelson Life Expectancy

What is the average Samelson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Samelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Samelson in 1958 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Samelson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Samelson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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