Meaning The son of Samson. It has been stated that Sanson stands for some local St. Anselm. This is without foundation. As a personal name Samson was in very early use.
Origin English, Jewish, Dutch, Irish, South african, Liberian

Rank 844 (2000 US census) 817 (1990 US census)
Count 37,234 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 62.78%, or 23376 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 28.87%, or 10749 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.62%, or 231 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 3.81%, or 1419 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.16%, or 804 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.76%, or 655 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

Christian baby names

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