Type Surname (from occupation)
Other Forms FormsSameth
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Contributor Contrib.LMS on 9/4/2018
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of velvet, from Yiddish samet ‘velvet’ (German Samt, ultimately from Greek hexamiton, a compound of hex ‘six’ + mitos ‘thread’).