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Sumner name meaning

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19k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sumner

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African
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sum"ner
A summoner.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States sociologist (1840-1910)
Wiktionary

From Middle English sumner.

  1. An occupational surname​ for a summoner in court.
  2. An outer suburb of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  3. A coastal suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand.
  4. A small town in Worth County, Georgia, United States.
  5. A small city in Lawrence County, Illinois, United States.
  6. A city in Bremer County, Iowa, United States.
  7. A town in Oxford County, Maine, United States.
  8. A small town in Mississippi, United States and one of the two county seats of Tallahatchie County.
  9. A small city in Chariton County, Missouri, United States.
  10. A village in Dawson County, Nebraska, United States.
  11. A rural community in Noble County, Oklahoma, United States.
  12. A neighbourhood of Portland, Oregon, United States.
  13. An unincorporated community in Lamar County, Texas, United States.
  14. A city in Pierce County, Washington, United States.
  15. A town and unincorporated community in Barron County, Wisconsin, United States.
  16. A town in Jefferson County, Wisconsin.
  17. A town in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin.

Notable Persons Named Sumner

Notable Persons Named Sumner

Sumner Redstone

Sumner Redstone is a chairman of national amusements, chairman emeritus of viacom, cbs corporation, chairman, viacom, chairmanofnational amusements, and chairman emeritus ofviacomandcbs corporation. Sumner was given the name Sumner Murray Rothstein by his parent Michael Redstone on May 27th, 1923 in Boston.

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Sumner Welles

Sumner Welles was a diplomat, government official, and diplomacy. Sumner was given the name Benjamin Sumner Welles on October 14th, 1892 in New York City. He breathed his last breath on September 24th, 1961.

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Sumner Gage Whittier

Sumner Gage Whittier was a Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. Sumner was born on July 4th, 1911 in Everett, Massachusetts. He died on January 8th, 2010.

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Sumner Getchell

Sumner Getchell was an actor. He was most prominent from 1926 to 1953. Sumner was born on October 20th, 1906 in Oakland, California, U.S. He breathed his last breath on September 21st, 1990.

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Sumner H. Slichter

Sumner H. Slichter was a in the field of labour economics. Sumner was born in 1892 in Madison, Wisconsin. He died in 1959.

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Sumner Stone

Sumner was born on June 9th, 1945.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sumner

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sumner

Sting

Sting is a musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor. His ongoing career started in 1971. Sting was given the name Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner on October 2nd, 1951 in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, England.

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Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner was a senator. Charles was born on January 6th, 1811 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He breathed his last breath on March 11th, 1874.

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Bernard Sumner

Bernard Sumner is a rock music, post-punk, new wave music, synthpop, and electronica musician. He plays Electric guitar, Electronic keyboard, Melodica, Gibson SG, Shergold, Gibson ES-335, ARP Omni, ARP Instruments, ARP Quadra, and Vocals. His career lasted from 1973 to 1973. Bernard was given the name Bernard Edward Sumner on January 4th, 1956 in Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England.

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Eliot Sumner

Eliot Sumner is a new wave music, indie rock, and synthpop musician. She plays Vocals, guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano, synth, and Synthesizer. She was most active from 2005 to present. Eliot was given the name Eliot Paulina Sumner on July 30th, 1990 in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy. Eliot is also known as Coco, I Blame Coco, Coco Sumner, and Eliot Paulina Sumner.

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Joe Sumner

Joe Sumner is a rock music and pop music musician. He plays Gibson SG and Fender Jazz Bass. He has been prominent since 2000. Joe was given the name Joseph Sumner on November 23rd, 1976.

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Mickey Sumner

Mickey Sumner is an actor. Her career lasted from 2006 to 2006. Mickey was given the name Brigitte Michael Sumner on January 19th, 1984.

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  • James B. Sumner
    Scientist
  • Increase Sumner
    Governor of Massachusetts
  • Edwin Vose Sumner
    Military Person
  • Jethro Sumner
    Military Person
  • John Sumner
    Christian Bishop
  • Samuel Storrow Sumner
    Military Person
  • Liam Sumner
  • William H. Sumner
  • Robert L. Sumner
    Baptists
  • George Heywood Maunoir Sumner
  • Nancy Wahinekapu Sumner
  • The Viscount Sumner
  • Andy Sumner
  • John S. Sumner

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sumner U.S.
  White 87.80% 64.26%
  African American 6.51% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.66% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.99% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sumner

People with the last name Sumner are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Sumner

  • How Popular is the name Sumner? Sumner is the 5,978th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sumner was the 1,909th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sumner have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,556 babies born with the first name Sumner in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sumner to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sumner? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Sumner first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sumner is Tuesday, December 25th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Sumner born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sumner was in 1920 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Sumner Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sumner ranks 94th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 41 babies in Massachusetts have the same name in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Sumner: The name spelled backwards is Renmus. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nrsmeu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sumner? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 18,838 people with the last name Sumner.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sumner? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 6 of them will have Sumner as their last name.
  • Sumner name meaning

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