Sem Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of about fifteen farms so named, a variant of Seim. Slovenian: from the medieval personal name Sem, a shortened form of Simon. Cambodian: unexplained. Indian (Panjab): Hindu (Saraswat Brahman) name of unknown meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Som, Seim, Sim, Siem, Sam, Osen, Lem, Sens, Sas, Seo

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Sem Family Origin

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Sem Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Sem. 50% of Sem men worked as a Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer

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Sem Historical Records

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Passenger List

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There are 279 military records available for the last name Sem. For the veterans among your Sem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sem Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sem in 1963 was 69, and 71 in 2004.

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