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Summerton Family History

Summerton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place named Somerton, usually from Old English sumor ‘summer’ + tun ‘farmstead’, notably Somerton in Oxfordshire, where the surname is still relatively common. There are also places so named in Somerset and Norfolk which may also have contributed to the surname.

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

41,678 Historical Documents with Summerton on Ancestry.com
12,800 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
447 Military Records
745 Immigration Records
9,100 Census and Voter Lists
18,586 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Summerton Families

  • Number of Summerton families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Summerton families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Summerton families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Summerton Family Origin

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Summerton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Summerton

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Summerton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Summerton Civil War Service Records

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