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Samora Name Meaning

Spanish, Basque, and Catalan: variant of Spanish Zamora. In Spain this name is mainly found in the south, where there is no phonetic distinction between sounds s and z.

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

Similar surnames: Zamora, Cambra, Samra, Lamora, Amor, Mora, Tabora, Amara, Kamara

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Where is the Samora family from?

You can see how Samora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Samora families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Samora families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Samora's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Samora families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samora. 52% of Samora men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Samora women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samora were Farm Laborer and Seamstress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Ranch Hand
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Laborer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Samora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samora 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 539 immigration records available for the last name Samora. 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 984 military records available for the last name Samora. For the veterans among your Samora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samora lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Samora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Samora in 1958 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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