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Samu Family History

Samu Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Sama, Sami, Sam, Samp, Sams, Ham, Ram, Abu, Saul, Sala

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Where is the Samu family from?

You can see how Samu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samu family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Samu families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Samu families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Samu's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Samu families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Painter was the top reported job for people in the US named Samu. 50% of Samu men worked as a Painter.

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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

  • Painter
    50%
  • Manager
    50%
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What Samu family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 505 census records available for the last name Samu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Samu 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Samu. 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 205 military records available for the last name Samu. For the veterans among your Samu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samu lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Samu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Samu in 1961 was 46, and 77 in 2004.

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