Sally Bruckheimer wrote on 16 aug 2007 in soc.genealogy.jewish:Sam is Sam is Sam.
There is this joke about the Amsterdam rabbi, saying:
Meaning in that joke:
"Dear Samuel, let's devide this equally". [The Amsterdam local Yiddish word
"samsam" originated >from the Malay "sama-sama", and is >from the indoeuropean
root *sam, that also lead to the English "same".]
(Please change the x'es to dots in my emailaddress)