Last name origins & meanings:
- English and Irish: variant of Summer.
and Danish: from Middle German sumer, Danish, Norwegian
sommer ‘summer’, a nickname for someone of a warm disposition,
or for someone associated with the season in some other way or from
living in a sunny place, in some instances a metonymic occupational
name for a basketweaver or a drummer, from Middle High German
sum(b)er, sum(m)er ‘basket’, ‘basketry’, ‘drum’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Sommer
‘summer’. Like the other seasonal names, this was also one of the
group of names that were bestowed on Jews more or less at random by
government officials in 18th- and 19th-century central Europe.
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