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The lineage of the name Sommerfard begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the small English town of Somerford found in the county of Wiltshire.

Early Origins of the Sommerfard family


The surname Sommerfard 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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Early History of the Sommerfard family

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Early History of the Sommerfard family


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Sommerfard Spelling Variations

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Sommerfard Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Sommerfard has undergone many spelling variations, including Somerford, Somerfield and others.

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Early Notables of the Sommerfard family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Sommerfard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sommerfard family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Sommerfard family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Sommerfard were among those contributors: Geoffrey Somerford who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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