Genealogy: Have a Sam in Your Family Tree? Samuel, Samuels, Samuelson …


Sam is a very common name. Ever wonder the origins? Samuel is a Hebrew name meaning, “His name is El.” What does El mean? It means God, so the name Samuel means, his name is God. Another similar sounding name is Samson or Sampson, also Hebrew and meaning, “Solar or Sun’s Man.”

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