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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 1880, a less common occupation for the Summers family was Farming. The most common Summers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Summers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

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

Summers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Summers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summers 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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