Summerford Family History

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Summerford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Somerford in Cheshire, Somerford Keynes in Gloucestershire, or Great and Little Somerford in Wiltshire, named with Old English sumor ‘summer’ + ford ‘ford’, i.e. a place where a river could be forded in the summer.

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

Similar surnames: Rutherford, Summerton, Sanderford, Comerford, Hungerford, Summerhill

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Summerford Family Origin

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Summerford Family Occupations

What did your Summerford ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Summerford occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Summerford's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summerford. A less common occupation for the Summerford family was Keeps House.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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

Summerford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Summerford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerford 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 182 immigration records available for the last name Summerford. 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 Summerford. For the veterans among your Summerford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summerford Life Expectancy

What is the average Summerford lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Summerford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Summerford in 1943 was 54, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summerford 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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