Summer Family History

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Summer Name Meaning

English and German: from Middle English sum(m)er, Middle High German sumer ‘summer’, hence a nickname for someone of a warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way. English: assimilated variant of Sumner. English: assimilated variant of Sumpter. Irish (Leinster and Munster): Anglicization (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Samhraidh ‘descendant of Samhradh’, a byname meaning ‘summer’. The Gaelic name is also Anglicized as O’Sawrie, O’Sawra. German: from Middle High German summer ‘woven basket’ and, by extension, a measure of grain; also ‘drum’, hence a metonymic occupational name or nickname from any of these senses.

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


Similar surnames: Sommer, Kummer, Summers, Hammer, Simmer, Sumner, Dummer, Semler

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Summer Family Origin

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Summer Family Occupations

What did your Summer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Summer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Summer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summer. A less common occupation for the Summer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Summer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Summer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summer 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Summer. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Summer. For the veterans among your Summer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summer Life Expectancy

What is the average Summer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Summer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Summer in 1949 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summer 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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