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Sampaio Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places in Portugal and Galicia named Sampaio, generally as the result of the dedication of a local church or shrine to St. Pelagius (São Paio).

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


Similar surnames: Sammarco, Sample, Campo, Samudio, Zamudio, Campano, Smail, Samano

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Where is the Sampaio family from?

You can see how Sampaio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sampaio family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Sampaio families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Sampaio families living in Hawaii. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sampaio's in the USA. Hawaii had the highest population of Sampaio families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sampaio surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sampaio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Sampaio. .

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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
    100%
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What Sampaio family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 291 census records available for the last name Sampaio. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sampaio 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sampaio. 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 95 military records available for the last name Sampaio. For the veterans among your Sampaio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sampaio lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sampaio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sampaio in 1963 was 72, and 69 in 2004.

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