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Sames Family History

Sames Name Meaning

English (London): variant of Sams . German: possibly a cognate of Saam .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ames, James, Sales, Samms, Samis, Samec, Simes, Symes, Samek, Samet

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Where is the Sames family from?

You can see how Sames families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sames family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sames families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 59 Sames families living in London. This was about 26% of all the recorded Sames's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sames families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sames surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sames ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sames. 94% of Sames women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    94%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sames. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sames census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sames. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sames. For the veterans among your Sames ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sames lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sames life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sames in 1950 was 40, and 89 in 2004.

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