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Sebo Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Sæbø, a habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads on the west coast of Norway, named in Old Norse as Sæbœr or Sævarbýr, from sær ‘sea’ + býr ‘farm’. Hungarian (Sebo): from a pet form of the personal name Sebestyén, Hungarian form of Sebastian.

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


Similar surnames: Sebok, Seno, Sem, Seto, Febo, Sabo, Sens, Seda, Albo, Sepe

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Where is the Sebo family from?

You can see how Sebo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sebo family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sebo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Sebo family living in Delaware. This was about 50% of all the recorded Sebo's in the USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Sebo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sebo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sebo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sebo. 34% of Sebo men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Sebo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sebo were Butcher and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Janitor
    7%
  • Butcher
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Maid
    22%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Saleslady
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sebo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sebo 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 686 immigration records available for the last name Sebo. 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 809 military records available for the last name Sebo. For the veterans among your Sebo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sebo lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sebo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Sebo in 1962 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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