Somerville Family History

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Somerville Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name, probably from Graveron Sémerville in Nord, named with the Germanic personal name Sigimar (see Siemer) + Old French ville ‘settlement’. Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Somacháin (see Summers).

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

Similar surnames: Melville, Colville, Neville, Deville, Baskerville, Monville

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Somerville Family Origin

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Somerville Family Occupations

What did your Somerville ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Somerville. 12% of Somerville men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Somerville women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Somerville were Motor Driver and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Medical Practitioner
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Somerville Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 86,000 census records available for the last name Somerville. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Somerville 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Somerville. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Somerville. For the veterans among your Somerville ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Somerville Life Expectancy

What is the average Somerville lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Somerville life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Somerville in 1941 was 32, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Somerville

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Somerville 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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