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The ancestry of the name Soemerfith dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the small English town of Somerford found in the county of Wiltshire.

Soemerfith Early Origins



The surname Soemerfith was first found in Wiltshire where there is a Great Somerford and Little Somerford. Both date back to 937 when they were listed simply as Sumerford. By the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, the village was listed as Sumreford. The placename literally means "ford usable in the summer," from the Old English sumor + ford. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Somerford Keynes is located in Gloucestershire and that locale dates back further to 685 when it was listed as Sumerford.

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Soemerfith Early History


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Soemerfith Early History



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Soemerfith Spelling Variations


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Soemerfith Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Soemerfith have been found, including Somerford, Somerfield and others.

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Soemerfith Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Soemerfith Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Soemerfith, or a variant listed above: Geoffrey Somerford who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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