Last Name SAMSON


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.
The son of Samson. Old English form Sampson. Old French form Sanson. With the forms Sansom, Ransome for Ranson, or the dictionary word 'random' for 'randon.' It has been stated that Sansom stands for some local St. Anselm. There is not much foundation for that claim though. As a first name Samson was a very early use. A well-known monastery near Rouen was built by the Archbishop of Dol, known as St. Sansone or St. Sampson. The personal name lingered long in Cornwall, where so many pre-Reformation favourites died hard.
Name SAMSON is a Latin spelling of its Cyrillic origin 'САМСОН'. Below are some other possible Latin spellings of the Cyrillic version of this name.
Origin English, Jewish, Russian, Dutch, French, German, Filipino, Irish, Romanian, Haitian, Belgian, Hungarian

Rank 3,265 (2000 US census) 3,120 (1990 US census)
Count 10,053 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 70.17%, or 7054 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 6.95%, or 699 total occurrences, as black,
  • 16.61%, or 1670 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.66%, or 66 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 2.73%, or 274 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 2.88%, or 290 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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