When Robert E Somerville was born in 1919, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Robert Earl Somerville, was 25 and his mother, Ruth M Glennie, was 23. He lived in North Bend, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years. He was buried in Melrose, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States.
English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Graveron-Sémerville in Eure (Normandy), from the ancient Germanic personal name Sigimar (see Siemer ) + Old French ville ‘settlement’. The surname was taken to Scotland in the 12th century by William de Somerville, a retainer of David, Earl of Huntingdon, who became King David I of Scotland.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Somacháin (see Summers ) or Mag Shamradháin (see Somers ).