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Samuels Family History

Samuels Name Meaning

English and Jewish: patronymic from Samuel.

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


Similar surnames: Samuel, Samuelson, Samel, Samuelsen, Samuelian, Hamel, Sorrels

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Where is the Samuels family from?

You can see how Samuels families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Samuels family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Samuels families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 83 Samuels families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Samuels's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Samuels families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Samuels surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Samuels ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Samuels. 21% of Samuels men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Samuels women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Samuels were Operator and Servant.

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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
    21%
  • Manufacturer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Servant
    34%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Samuels. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Samuels. For the veterans among your Samuels ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Samuels lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Samuels life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Samuels in 1943 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

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