Summey Family History

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Summey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In part perhaps an Americanized spelling of the Swiss family name Sumi (unexplained) or of southern French Soumet, a topographic name from a diminutive of Occitan soum ‘summit’, ‘peak’.

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

Similar surnames: Summer, Sumey, Simmer, Rumley, Kummer, Mummey, Sutley, Sommer

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Summey Family Origin

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Summey Family Occupations

What did your Summey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Summey. A less common occupation for the Summey family was Housekeeping. The most common Summey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Summey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Housekeeping


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Summey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Summey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Summey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 230 immigration records available for the last name Summey. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Summey. For the veterans among your Summey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Summey Life Expectancy

What is the average Summey lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Summey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Summey in 1953 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Summey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Summey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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