Somes Family History

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Somes Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk called Soham, from Old English sa ‘sea’, ‘lake’ (a byform of s?) + ham ‘homestead’.

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

Similar surnames: Sales, Symes, Tomes, Simes, Sames, Homer, Comer, Soden, Somma, Domes

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Somes Family Origin

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Somes Family Occupations

What did your Somes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Somes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Somes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Somes family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Somes.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


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

Somes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Somes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somes 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 983 immigration records available for the last name Somes. 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 Somes. For the veterans among your Somes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Somes Life Expectancy

What is the average Somes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Somes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Somes in 1952 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Somes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Somes 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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