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Sommer Name Meaning

German Danish and Norwegian: from Middle German sumer Danish Norwegian sommer ‘summer’ a nickname for someone with a warm or sunny disposition or for someone associated with the season of summer in some other way e.g. because he was born or found (as a foundling) in this part of the year or through a tax or rent obligation or from living in a sunny place. German: occupational name from Middle High German soumǣre sommer Middle Low German somer(e) ‘pack animal’ or a leader of those. German: in some instances also a variant of Summer a metonymic occupational name for a basketweaver or a drummer. English and Scottish: variant of Summer . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Sommer ‘summer’ either an artificial name or one of the group of names referring to the seasons that were distributed at random by government officials when surnames became compulsory.

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

Similar surnames: Summer, Simmer, Hammer, Sohmer, Somer, Kummer, Semler, Kommer, Comer

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Where is the Sommer family from?

You can see how Sommer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sommer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sommer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 37 Sommer families living in London. This was about 37% of all the recorded Sommer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Sommer families in 1891.
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What did your Sommer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sommer. 91% of Sommer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Chambermaid
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Passenger Lists

There are 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Sommer. 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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There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Sommer. For the veterans among your Sommer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sommer lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sommer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sommer in 1944 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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