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Samuel (M)>

Samuel (male)

Variants:Safwyl (M) Samoyla (M) Samull (M) Sawyl (M) Shmuel (M)
Diminutive(s):Sam (M) Saml (M)
Pet Name(s):Sammie (M) Sammy (M)
Derivative of:Shemuel (M)
Lesser Synonym(s):Somerled (M)
Can be spelt:Samual (M)
Feminine form:Samantha (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English form of the Hebrew name Shemuel/Shmuel, from Hebrew "heard by God"; OT Books 1 & 2 of Samuel.

The abbreviation Saml occurs significantly often in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire and should be considered when searching older documents. Samual is an infrequent spelling variation and should be found with a Soundex search.