Somer Family History

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Somer Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Summer. Irish: variant of Summer or Summers. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sommer.

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

Similar surnames: Sommer, Somers, Sohmer, Sober, Komer, Seger, Simmer, Zomer, Homer

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Somer Family Origin

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Somer Family Occupations

What did your Somer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Somer. A less common occupation for the Somer family was Carpenter. The most common Somer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Somer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Somer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Somer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Somer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Somer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Somer. For the veterans among your Somer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Somer Life Expectancy

What is the average Somer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Somer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Somer in 1963 was 73, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Somer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Somer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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