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Sebens Family History

Sebens Name Meaning

Variant of Dutch Sibbens, Siebens, a patronymic from Sibbe, Siebe, a short form of a Germanic personal name such as Sebrecht, Sibrand.

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


Similar surnames: Lebens, Sebben, Sens, Neuens, Leben, Rubens, Stevens, Sieben, Saelens

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Where is the Sebens family from?

You can see how Sebens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sebens family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Sebens families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Sebens families living in Indiana. This was about 47% of all the recorded Sebens's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Sebens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sebens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sebens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Sebens. 45% of Sebens men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farm Laborer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 600 census records available for the last name Sebens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sebens 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 41 immigration records available for the last name Sebens. 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 146 military records available for the last name Sebens. For the veterans among your Sebens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sebens lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Sebens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sebens in 1966 was 81, and 89 in 2004.

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