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Sever Family History

Sever Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: topographic name from sever ‘north’, denoting someone who lived in the northern part of a village or estate. Croatian: from the personal name Sever, a pet form of Severin. Dutch: variant of Sievert.

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


Similar surnames: Lever, Severn, Siever, Seger, Reker, Seever, Seher, Stever, Seyer

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Where is the Sever family from?

You can see how Sever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sever families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Sever families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Sever's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sever families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sever. 23% of Sever men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Sever women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sever were Miner and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sever 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 Sever. 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 Sever. For the veterans among your Sever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sever lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sever in 1951 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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