Somerville Family History

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Somerville Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name, probably from Graveron Sémerville in Nord, named with the Germanic personal name Sigimar (see Siemer) + Old French ville ‘settlement’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Somacháin (see Summers).

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


Similar surnames: Melville, Colville, Neville, Deville, Baskerville, Monville

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Somerville Family Origin

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Somerville Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Farmer Son

    3%

In 1881, the most common Somerville occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Somerville's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Somerville. A less common occupation for the Somerville family was Farmer Son.

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Somerville Life Expectancy

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