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Seever Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone living by the Seeve river (near Hamburg). Perhaps also an Americanized form of German Siever .

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


Similar surnames: Stever, Sever, Reever, Seeber, Seiver, Seeger, Selzer, Beaver, Speer

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Where is the Seever family from?

You can see how Seever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seever family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seever families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Seever families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Seever's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seever families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seever. 34% of Seever men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Seever women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seever were Lawyer and Trained Nurse. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Painter
    10%
  • Lawyer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    67%
  • Trained Nurse
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seever 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 171 immigration records available for the last name Seever. 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 623 military records available for the last name Seever. For the veterans among your Seever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seever lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Seever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Seever in 1962 was 72, and 78 in 2004.

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