Last name origins & meanings:
- English and German: from Middle English sum(m)er, Middle
High German sumer ‘summer’, hence a nickname for someone of a
warm or sunny disposition, or for someone associated with the season
of summer in some other way.
- English: assimilated variant of
- English: assimilated variant of Sumpter.
- Irish (Leinster and Munster): Anglicization (part translation) of
Gaelic Ó Samhraidh ‘descendant of Samhradh’, a byname
meaning ‘summer’. The Gaelic name is also Anglicized as
- German: from Middle
High German summer ‘woven basket’ and, by extension, a measure
of grain; also ‘drum’, hence a metonymic occupational name or nickname
from any of these senses.
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