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Summer Surname Origin
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.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Summer Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Summer Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes