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The SUMMER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,157 9450 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 1,714 3421 0.003 34
Change since 1880 +1443 -6029 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 32 35801 0.000 2
United Kingdom 257 14116 0.001 6
Top States for SUMMER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 408 1597 0.010 102
California 277 9507 0.001 8
Florida 184 9987 0.001 12
Georgia 175 4613 0.002 21
Texas 166 10446 0.001 8
Top States for SUMMER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 408 1597 0.010 102
Minnesota 111 6710 0.002 23
Georgia 175 4613 0.002 21
Alaska 12 9208 0.002 19
North Carolina 145 5517 0.002 18

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called SUMMER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called SUMMER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called SUMMER in South Carolina than any other state, but you are more likely to find a SUMMER by picking someone at random in South Carolina than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of SUMMER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the SUMMER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the SUMMER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of SUMMER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 274 8.68
Mixed Race 43 1.36
White (Hispanic) 42 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.86
Asian/Pacific 21 0.67
White (Caucasian) 2,750 87.11

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the SUMMER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of SUMMER in historical publications

SUMMER. See Times and Seasons.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


So called, probably, from the season summer. The word is derived from the Saxon Sumer; Celtic or Gaelic, samh, the sun. Summer, one who casts up an account. The name may be a corruption of Sumner.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to SUMMER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SUMMER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for SUMMER

The following words are slight variants of SUMMER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.