Shams Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic shams ‘sun’. Al-Shams (Ash-Shams) ‘the Sun’ is the title of the 91st sura of the Qur’an. It is found as a personal name in combinations such as Shams ud-Din ‘sun of religion’. This was the name borne by a famous Persian poet (died 1319).

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


Similar surnames: Sham, Sami, Shad, Samsa, Shaw, Syms, Hamm, Shan, Sas, Shames

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Shams Family Origin

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Shams Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

    20%
  • Justice Of Peace

    20%
  • Shoe Business

    20%

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In 1880, the most common Shams occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shams's were Farmers. Farmer, Boot & Shoe Dealer and Justice Of Peace were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shams. A less common occupation for the Shams family was Shoe Business.

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Shams Life Expectancy

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Between 1983 and 2003, Shams life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shams in 1983 was 72, and 66 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shams

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