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Summers Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Summer 1. Irish (Sligo): adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Somacháin ‘descendant of Somachán’, a nickname meaning ‘gentle’, ‘innocent’. Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish name.

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


Similar surnames: Summer, Sommer, Sumners, Simmers, Simmer, Sommers, Somers, Dummer

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Where is the Summers family from?

You can see how Summers families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Summers family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Summers families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 412 Summers families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Summers's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Summers families in 1911.
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What did your Summers ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Summers. 40% of Summers men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Summers women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Summers were Clerk and Saleslady.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Income
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 361,000 census records available for the last name Summers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summers 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 78,000 immigration records available for the last name Summers. 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 57,000 military records available for the last name Summers. For the veterans among your Summers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Summers lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Summers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Summers in 1941 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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