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Sevier Family History

Sevier Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sieve-maker from Middle English siv(i)er (from an agent derivative of Old English sife ‘sieve’). Compare Seawright . Altered form of French Xavier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Lever, Seiler, Seiner, Seyer, Semler, Levier, Seifer, Seger, Geier

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Where is the Sevier family from?

You can see how Sevier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sevier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sevier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Sevier families living in Tennessee. This was about 37% of all the recorded Sevier's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Sevier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sevier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sevier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sevier. 29% of Sevier men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sevier women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sevier were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sevier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sevier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sevier. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sevier. For the veterans among your Sevier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sevier lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Sevier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sevier in 1947 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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