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Samper Name Meaning

Aragonese: habitational name from any of the places called Samper, in Aragon. Catalan: habitational name from any of the places in Catalonia called Sant Pere, generally as the result of the dedication of a local church or shrine to St. Peter (Sant Pere).

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


Similar surnames: Samperi, Semper, Kampe, Campen, Stammer, Hamer, Hamper, Simmer

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Where is the Samper family from?

You can see how Samper families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samper family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Samper families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 23 Samper families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Samper's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Samper families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samper surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samper ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samper. 58% of Samper men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Operator
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Samper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samper 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Samper. 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 211 military records available for the last name Samper. For the veterans among your Samper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samper lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Samper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Samper in 1961 was 29, and 80 in 2004.

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