Sumners Family History

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Sumners Name Meaning

English: variant or patronymic form of Sumner.

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


Similar surnames: Summers, Sumner, Somers, Summer, Simpers, Simmers, Sommers, Sumter

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Sumners Family Origin

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Sumners Family Occupations

What did your Sumners ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sumners. 13% of Sumners men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Sumners women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sumners were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%
  • Maid
    4%

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

Sumners Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sumners. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sumners 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 992 immigration records available for the last name Sumners. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sumners. For the veterans among your Sumners ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sumners Life Expectancy

What is the average Sumners lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Sumners life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Sumners in 1957 was 68, and 79 in 2004.

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