The surname Somers is of Anglo-Saxon origin. There are two possible derivations for this name, the first being associated with the season of summer, thereby denoting a person with a sunny disposition and secondly an occupational reference for a carrier from the middle English "sum(p)tes" meaning, "driver of a pack animal" . The surname Somers although not very common in Ireland is widely dispersed throughout the country, with approximately one thousand entries in the 1911 National Census of Ireland.
Margaret Somers 1819 Roscommon, Ireland - 1897 Rochester, Olmsted, Minnesota emigration
Martin Somers @1780 Roscommon, Ireland - Roscommon, Ireland