Sham Name Meaning

Chinese : variant of Shum. Chinese : variant of Shen 1. Muslim: variant of Cham. This name is found mainly in northwest India (Gujarat). Southeast Asian: unexplained. Perhaps also an altered spelling of French Cham, a habitational name from any of several places called La Champ, named with champ ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Cham, Ham, Sam, Shan, Shaw, Shah, Shum, Wham, Isham, Hau

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Sham Family Origin

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Sham Family Occupations

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  • Machiniste

    50%
  • Spiner

    50%

In 1881, Machiniste and Spiner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sham. The most common Sham occupation in Canada was Machiniste. 50% of Sham's were Machinistes.

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Sham Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1964 and 2004, Sham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sham in 1964 was 66, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sham

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