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Samsel Family History

Samsel Name Meaning

German variant of Hungarian Samsa.

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

Similar surnames: Sampsel, Samel, Samuel, Hamel, Sampsell, Sammet, Cassel, Samsa

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Where is the Samsel family from?

You can see how Samsel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samsel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Samsel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Samsel family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Samsel's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Samsel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samsel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samsel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Samsel. 21% of Samsel men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Samsel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samsel were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Samsel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samsel 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 681 immigration records available for the last name Samsel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Samsel. For the veterans among your Samsel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samsel lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Samsel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Samsel in 1948 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

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