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Sumlin Surname Meaning

English: possibly a shortened form of Summerlin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hulin, Tumlin, Burlin, Gamlin, Simkin, Tomlin, Sumsion, Sullen

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Where is the Sumlin family from?

You can see how Sumlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sumlin family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Sumlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 50 Sumlin families living in North Carolina. This was about 40% of all the recorded Sumlin's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Sumlin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sumlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sumlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sumlin. 34% of Sumlin men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Sumlin women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sumlin were Carpenter and Laundress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sumlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sumlin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 101 immigration records available for the last name Sumlin. 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 Cards

There are 707 military records available for the last name Sumlin. For the veterans among your Sumlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sumlin lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sumlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Sumlin in 1948 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

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