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The origins of the name Samuels are with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Samuel. This ancient Hebrew font name meaning name of God was not common in the Middle Ages, but was not necessarily of Jewish origin. There were many records of the surname Samuels of English descent.

Samuels Early Origins



The surname Samuels was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from early times. The family name first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Samuels Spelling Variations


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Samuels Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Samuels has been spelled many different ways, including Samwell, Samuel, Samuell, Samway, Samuels and others.

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Samuels Early History


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Samuels Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Samuels research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1559, 1628, 1628, 1676, 1654, 1694, 1689, 1690, 1690, 1694 and 1705 are included under the topic Early Samuels History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Samuels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Samuels Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William Samwell (1559-1628), Auditor of the Exchequer to Queen Elizabeth I of England; William Samwell (1628-1676) was an English architect; and Sir Thomas Samwell, 1st Baronet (c.1654-1694), Member of Parliament...

Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Samuels Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Samuels In Ireland


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Samuels In Ireland



Some of the Samuels family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Samuelss to arrive in North America:

Samuels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Christiana Samuels, aged 56, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Johan Samuels, aged 12, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • Nie F Samuels, aged 8, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1849
  • J A Samuels, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Levi Samuels, who arrived in Arkansas in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Samuels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julius Samuels, who landed in Mississippi in 1903

Samuels Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Samuels arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1848
  • Esther Samuels arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harpley" in 1848
  • James Samuels arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Angela Samuels, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • Angela Samuels, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Hydaspes"

Samuels Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Samuels arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Andrew Jackson" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Samuels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Samuels (post 1700)



  • Henry Floyd Samuels (1869-1948), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1926
  • Hartley L. Samuels, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 5th District, 1944
  • Harold D. Samuels, American politician, Mayor of Euless, Texas, 1975-93
  • Green Berry Samuels (1806-1859), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Virginia 18th District, 1839-41; Delegate to Virginia State Constitutional Convention, 1850-51
  • Emil L. Samuels, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 17th District, 2000
  • David L. Samuels, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 11th District, 1948; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1950
  • Christine Samuels, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2000 (alternate), 2004, 2008; Member of Democratic National Committee from New Jersey, 2004-08
  • Benjamin M. Samuels, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1857, 1861; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1860
  • Antoinette C. Samuels, American Democrat politician, Economist; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984
  • Allan C. Samuels, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 16th District, 1965
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Samuels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Samuels Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 22 October 2015 at 09:30.

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