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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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laundry

    20%
  • Laundry Man

    20%
  • Merchant Tailor

    20%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sem family was Merchant Tailor. The most common Sem occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sem's were Farmers. Farmer, Laundry and Laundry Man were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sem.

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Sem Historical Records

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Sem Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sem

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