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Sample Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in Normandy called Saint-Paul or Saint-Pol, from the dedication of their churches to St. Paul (see Paul).

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


Similar surnames: Samper, Wampole, Kampe, Temple, Marple, Staple, Sale, Apple, Lampley

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Where is the Sample family from?

You can see how Sample families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sample family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sample families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 124 Sample families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Sample's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sample families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sample surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sample ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sample. 49% of Sample men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Sample women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sample were Laborer and 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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Miner
    8%
  • Labourer
    5%
  • Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Income
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
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What Sample family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 64,000 census records available for the last name Sample. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sample 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sample. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Sample. For the veterans among your Sample ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sample lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sample life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sample in 1941 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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