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Sampson Name Meaning

English, Dutch, and Jewish: variant of Samson. The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon. The English surname has also long been established in Ireland. In North America, this name has absorbed other European cognates, for example Greek Sampsonakis, Sampsonides.

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


Similar surnames: Samson, Simpson, Hampton, Rampton, Sympson, Hampson, Simson, Ramson

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Sampson Family Origin

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Sampson Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    45%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Seaman

    5%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, the most common Sampson occupation in Canada was Fisherman. 45% of Sampson's were Fishermans. A less common occupation for the Sampson family was Servant. Fisherman, Farmer and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sampson.

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Sampson Historical Records

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Sampson Life Expectancy

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