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Summerlin Family History

Summerlin Surname Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Sumerlad Sumerled (Old Norse Sumarlíthr Sumarlíthi ‘summer warrior’ a term sometimes applied to a Viking). The personal name was common in Scotland where it became Gaelic Somhairle; see McSorley .

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


Similar surnames: Summerton, Sutterlin, Summerson, Summer, Hemmerling, Summers, Sherlin

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Where is the Summerlin family from?

You can see how Summerlin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Summerlin family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Summerlin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 49 Summerlin families living in Bedfordshire. This was about 51% of all the recorded Summerlin's in United Kingdom. Bedfordshire had the highest population of Summerlin families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Summerlin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Summerlin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Summerlin. 29% of Summerlin men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Summerlin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Summerlin were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Summerlin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerlin 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 644 immigration records available for the last name Summerlin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Summerlin. For the veterans among your Summerlin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Summerlin lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Summerlin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Summerlin in 1945 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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