Summerhill Family History

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Summerhill Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various minor places named with Old English somer ‘summer’ + hyll ‘hill’, i.e. hill used for summer grazing. In Scotland there is one such place in the parish of New Machar in Aberdeenshire, and another in Ayton, Berwickshire.

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

Similar surnames: Underhill, Merrill, Summerford, Greenhill, Summerhays, Summerton

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Summerhill Family Origin

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Summerhill Family Occupations

What did your Summerhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Summerhill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Summerhill's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summerhill. A less common occupation for the Summerhill family was Hostler.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Hostler


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

Summerhill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Summerhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerhill 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Summerhill. 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 952 military records available for the last name Summerhill. For the veterans among your Summerhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summerhill Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Summerhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Summerhill in 1956 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summerhill 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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