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Summerhill Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse female personal name Sumarhild from sumar ‘summer’ + hildr ‘battle’. English and Scottish (Lanarkshire): habitational name from any of various places called with Old English somer ‘summer’ + hyll ‘hill’ denoting a hill used for summer grazing such as Summerhill in Ashburton (Devon). In Scotland there is one such place in New Machar (Aberdeenshire) and another in Ayton (Berwickshire).

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


Similar surnames: Underhill, Merrill, Summerford, Greenhill, Summerhays, Summerton

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Where is the Summerhill family from?

You can see how Summerhill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Summerhill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Summerhill families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 56 Summerhill families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 21% of all the recorded Summerhill's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Summerhill families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Summerhill surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Summerhill ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Summerhill. 40% of Summerhill men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Summerhill women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Summerhill were Ice Cream Salesman and Unpaid Domestic Dutie. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    40%
  • Newsagent
    20%
  • Butcher Own Ac
    20%
  • Ice Cream Salesman
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    6%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Summerhill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Summerhill 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 412 immigration records available for the last name Summerhill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 952 military records available for the last name Summerhill. For the veterans among your Summerhill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Summerhill lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Summerhill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Summerhill in 1956 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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