Service Family History

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Service Name Meaning

Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a brewer or a tavern-keeper, from Anglo-Norman French cerveise ‘ale’ (Old French cervoise, a word of Gaulish origin).

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

Similar surnames: Morice, Cerise, Derrick, Servin, Ervine, Servais, Derise, Pernick

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Service Family Origin

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Service Family Occupations

What did your Service ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Service occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Service's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Service. A less common occupation for the Service family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Service ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Service Historical Records

What Service family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Service. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Service census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Service. 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 Card

There are 81,000 military records available for the last name Service. For the veterans among your Service ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Service Life Expectancy

What is the average Service lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Service life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Service in 1946 was 52, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Service

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Service ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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