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Sumner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a summoner, an official who was responsible for ensuring the appearance of witnesses in court, Middle English sumner, sumnor.

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


Similar surnames: Summer, Turner, Sutter, Suter, Gunner, Sommer, Sumners, Seiner

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Sumner Family Origin

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Sumner Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Sumner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Sumner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sumner family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sumner.

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Sumner Historical Records

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Sumner Life Expectancy

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