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

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Somes

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