Sams Family History

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Sams Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of Samuel.

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

Similar surnames: Samms, Syms, Tams, Samis, Samsa, Sims, Samp, Sam, Mars, Sales

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Sams Family Origin

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Sams Family Occupations

What did your Sams ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sams. 48% of Sams men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sams women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sams were Carpenter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Engineer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sams Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Sams. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sams census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sams. 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 Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Sams. For the veterans among your Sams ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sams Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sams in 1941 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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