Summerville Family History

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Summerville Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Somerville.

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

Similar surnames: Sommerville, Summerfield, Summerhill, Somerville, Sommerfield

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Summerville Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Summerville name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Summerville. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Summerville Family Origin

Where is the Summerville family from?

Summerville Family Occupations

What did your Summerville ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Summerville occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Summerville's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summerville. A less common occupation for the Summerville family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Summerville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Summerville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerville 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Summerville. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Summerville. For the veterans among your Summerville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summerville Life Expectancy

What is the average Summerville lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Summerville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Summerville in 1949 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Summerville

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summerville 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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