Summers Family History

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Summers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Summer 1. Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’. Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Summer, Sommer, Sumners, Simmers, Simmer, Sommers, Somers, Dummer

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Summers Family Origin

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Summers Family Occupations

What did your Summers ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Summers. 13% of Summers men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Summers women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Summers were Truck Driver and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Maid
    4%
  • Teacher
    4%

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

Summers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 361,000 census records available for the last name Summers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summers 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Summers. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Summers. For the veterans among your Summers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summers Life Expectancy

What is the average Summers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Summers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Summers in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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