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Sumner Family History

Sumner Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.

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

1,157,161 Historical Documents with Sumner on Ancestry.com
274,764 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
35,521 Military Records
9,621 Immigration Records
140,089 Census and Voter Lists
697,166 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sumner Families

  • Number of Sumner families
     77 - 152
     26 - 76
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sumner families
     952 - 1,902
     318 - 951
     1 - 317
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sumner families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sumner Family Origin

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Sumner Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sumner

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Sumner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sumner census records

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Sumner Civil War Service Records

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