Somers Family History

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Somers Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Summer or Summers. English (northern): patronymic from Summer.

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

Similar surnames: Somer, Sommers, Sommer, Sobers, Tomes, Simmers, Sayers, Gowers, Siers

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Somers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Somers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Somers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Somers Family Origin

Where is the Somers family from?

Somers Family Occupations

What did your Somers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Somers. The most common Somers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Somers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Somers family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Somers Historical Records

What Somers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 91,000 census records available for the last name Somers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somers 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Somers. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Somers. For the veterans among your Somers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Somers Life Expectancy

What is the average Somers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Somers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Somers in 1941 was 67, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Somers 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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