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Summerton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named Somerton, usually from Old English sumor ‘summer’ + tun ‘farmstead’, notably Somerton in Oxfordshire, where the surname is still relatively common. There are also places so named in Somerset and Norfolk which may also have contributed to the surname.

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


Similar surnames: Merton, Humbertson, Smeaton, Emberton, Summerford, Fullerton

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Summerton Family Origin

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Summerton Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Summerton family was Dress Maker. Farmer, Miller and Conductor-R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summerton. The most common Summerton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Summerton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Miller

    13%
  • Conductor-R.R.

    6%
  • Dress Maker

    6%

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Summerton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Summerton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerton 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 Summerton. 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 Summerton. For the veterans among your Summerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summerton Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Summerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Summerton in 1955 was 36, and 54 in 2004.

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