Sommerfeld Family History

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Sommerfeld Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places so named. German: topographic name from fields so named because they were cultivated only in the summer, from Middle High German sumer, Middle Low German somer ‘summer’ + Middle High German, Middle Low German velt ‘open country’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German Sommer ‘summer’ + Feld ‘field’. Compare Sommer. English: variant of Summerfield.

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

Similar surnames: Sonnenfeld, Sommer, Schoenfeld, Sommerfeldt, Wiesenfeld, Sternfeld

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Sommerfeld Family Origin

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Sommerfeld Family Occupations

What did your Sommerfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sommerfeld. The most common Sommerfeld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Sommerfeld's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sommerfeld family was Day Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cooper

  • Day Laborer


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Sommerfeld Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sommerfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sommerfeld 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sommerfeld. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Sommerfeld. For the veterans among your Sommerfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sommerfeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Sommerfeld lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sommerfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sommerfeld in 1956 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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