Sommer Family History

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Sommer Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Summer. German and Danish: from Middle German sumer, Danish, Norwegian sommer ‘summer’, a nickname for someone of a warm disposition, or for someone associated with the season in some other way or from living in a sunny place, in some instances a metonymic occupational name for a basketweaver or a drummer, from Middle High German sum(b)er, sum(m)er ‘basket’, ‘basketry’, ‘drum’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sommer ‘summer’. Like the other seasonal names, this was also one of the group of names that were bestowed on Jews more or less at random by government officials in 18th- and 19th-century central Europe.

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

Similar surnames: Summer, Simmer, Hammer, Sohmer, Somer, Kummer, Semler, Kommer, Comer

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Sommer Ethnicity Estimate

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sommer Family Origin

Where is the Sommer family from?

Sommer Family Occupations

What did your Sommer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, cabinet Maker and Forman R.Ry were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sommer. A less common occupation for the Sommer family was Minister. The most common Sommer occupation in Canada was Cabinet Maker. 33% of Sommer's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Forman R.Ry

  • Minister


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

Sommer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Sommer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sommer 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Sommer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Sommer. For the veterans among your Sommer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sommer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sommer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sommer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sommer in 1944 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sommer 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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