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Find more Sommer relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 4 less people named Sommer in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 5,535 people named Sommer in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 0% more people named Sommer in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,531 people named Sommer were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • Most common occupation was laborer
  • 483 women had paying jobs
  • 744 owned their homes, valued on average at $4,240
  • 48%, or 688 people, lived in homes they rented

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Sommer families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • They most commonly lived in Illinois
  • 15% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 1,156 were born in foreign countries
  • 37% were first-generation Americans