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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 5,501 people named Severson in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% less people named Severson in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 5,285 people named Severson were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,105 adults were unmarried
  • 35 reported their race as other than white
  • 46%, or 582 people, lived in homes they rented
  • 5% were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Severson families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most mothers originated from Wisconsin
  • 2,378 were first-generation Americans
  • 761 were born in foreign countries
  • The most common mother tongue was Norwegian