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Somerset Family History

Somerset Name Meaning
English: regional name from the county of this name, so called from Old English Sumor(tun)s?te ‘dwellers at the summer settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

276,924 Historical Documents with Somerset on Ancestry.com
22,741 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,566 Military Records
2,135 Immigration Records
6,894 Census and Voter Lists
241,588 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Somerset Families

  • Number of Somerset families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Somerset families
     57 - 112
     20 - 56
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Somerset families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Somerset census records

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Somerset Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Somerset families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Somerset Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Somerset families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Somerset

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Somerset Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Somerset census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Somerset ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Somerset Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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