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Sumption Surname Meaning

English: variant of Sumsion .

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


Similar surnames: Sumsion, Sitton, Cumpton, Sympson, Sulton, Campton, Compton, Kempton

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Where is the Sumption family from?

You can see how Sumption families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sumption family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Sumption families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 27 Sumption families living in Somerset. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sumption's in United Kingdom. Somerset had the highest population of Sumption families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sumption surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sumption ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sumption. 35% of Sumption men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Sumption women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sumption were Clerk and Attendant. .

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Attendant
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sumption. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sumption 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Sumption. 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 450 military records available for the last name Sumption. For the veterans among your Sumption ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sumption lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sumption life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Sumption in 1962 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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