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Somma Family History

Somma Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places named Somma, notably Somma Vesuviana in Naples province, from somma, sommo ‘high point’, ‘place above’. in some instances possibly from a female personal name, Somma.

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


Similar surnames: Summa, Roma, Poma, Homme, Sommer, Komm, Sima, Lomba, Kozma, Somoza

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Where is the Somma family from?

You can see how Somma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Somma family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Somma families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Somma family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Somma's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Somma families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Somma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Somma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Somma. 22% of Somma men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Somma women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Somma were Chauffeur and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Chauffeur
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    25%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Somma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Somma. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Somma lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Somma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Somma in 1949 was 32, and 85 in 2004.

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