Last name: SAMPSON

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 8 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name SAMPSON

Last name frequency

SAMPSON : This last name is indexed 181,599 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SAMPSON : 1: English Welsh and Jewish: variant of Samson. The -p- was introduced in the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name Shimshon.2: English: of Norman origin a habitational name from any of the French places called Saint-Samson (Seine-Maritime Calvados) including Saint-Samson-de-Bonfosse (Manche) and Saint-Samson-de-la-Roque (Eure) so called from the dedication of their churches to Saint Samson of Dol the Welsh bishop (see Samson).4: Americanized form of French Breton German and Dutch Samson.3: Greek: from the personal name Sampson (see 1 above) or an American shortened form of any of various patronymics derived from this name e.g. Sampsonidis and Sampsonoglou.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed places

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name