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Summerson Surname Meaning

English (Durham):: patronymic either ‘son of the packhorse man’ or ‘son of someone named Summer’ (see Summer ). in the East Midlands East Anglia and Essex alternatively a variant of Summerton . Compare Winterson for Winterton .

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


Similar surnames: Summerton, Summers, Summerlin, Simerson, Sommers, Simmers, Culverson

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Where is the Summerson family from?

You can see how Summerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Summerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Summerson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Summerson families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Summerson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Summerson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Summerson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Summerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Summerson. 31% of Summerson men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Summerson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Summerson were Salesman 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Music Teacher
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Summerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerson 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 548 immigration records available for the last name Summerson. 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 958 military records available for the last name Summerson. For the veterans among your Summerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Summerson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Summerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Summerson in 1960 was 75, and 79 in 2004.

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