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Where did the Scottish Summerfield family come from? What is the Scottish Summerfield family crest and coat of arms? When did the Summerfield family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Summerfield family history?

The surname Summerfield originated in the place called Sémerville, in the department of Nord, France. Summerfield is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are many different types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Sommerville, Summervillle, Somerville, Somerfield, Somervale, Somervile, Summerville, Summervale, Sumeril, Somahan and many more.

First found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat, and the first of this name was Walter Somerville, Lord of Wichnor in Staffordshire, and Aston Somerville in Gloucestershire, and accompanied William the Conqueror into England at the Conquest in 1066. Walter had two sons, Walter and William of whom we shall treat.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Summerfield research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1st , 1370, 1444, 1400, 1456, 1491, 1484, 1523, 1484, 1549, 1518 and 1569 are included under the topic Early Summerfield History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Summerfield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Summerfield family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Summerfield Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • William Summerfield, aged 18, landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • James Summerfield, who landed in New York in 1834

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  • Arthur Ellsworth Summerfield (1899-1972), U.S. political figure and the 54th Postmaster General of the United States
  • Martin Summerfield (1916-1996), American physicist and rocket scientist
  • Luke John Summerfield (b. 1987), English footballer
  • Adam Summerfield (b. 1990), English professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Eleanor Summerfield (1921-2001), British actress
  • Kevin Summerfield (b. 1959), English football coach and retired player


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The Summerfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Summerfield Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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