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Summerton Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Somerton particularly in Oxfordshire and Somerset but also in Lincolnshire and Norfolk named with Old English sumor ‘summer’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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

Similar surnames: Merton, Humbertson, Smeaton, Emberton, Summerford, Fullerton

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Where is the Summerton family from?

You can see how Summerton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Summerton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Summerton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 12 Summerton families living in Quebec. This was about 71% of all the recorded Summerton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Summerton families in 1911.
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What did your Summerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Summerton. 100% of Summerton men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Passenger Lists

There are 782 immigration records available for the last name Summerton. 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 562 military records available for the last name Summerton. For the veterans among your Summerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Summerton lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Summerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Summerton in 1955 was 36, and 54 in 2004.

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