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Sumpter Family History

Sumpter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who drove a packhorse from Middle English sompter sumpter sometour sum(m)eter ‘sumpter’ (Old French som(m)etier). Compare Summer

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

Similar surnames: Summer, Suter, Sumner, Sutter, Sumter, Luter, Rutter, Suiter, Sommer

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Where is the Sumpter family from?

You can see how Sumpter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sumpter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sumpter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Sumpter families living in British Columbia. This was about 62% of all the recorded Sumpter's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Sumpter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sumpter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sumpter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sumpter. 100% of Sumpter women worked as a Clerk. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1921

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Sumpter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sumpter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sumpter. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Sumpter. For the veterans among your Sumpter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sumpter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Sumpter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sumpter in 1942 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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