Severance Family History

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Severance Name Meaning

Alteration by folk etymology of German Severens, a derivative of the Latin personal name Severinus (see Severin).

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


Similar surnames: Severin, Severino, Severe, Severa, Severn, France, Surace, Leverenz

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Severance Family Origin

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Severance Family Occupations

What did your Severance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Severance family was Laborer. The most common Severance occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Severance's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Severance.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Severance Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Severance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severance 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Severance. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Severance. For the veterans among your Severance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severance Life Expectancy

What is the average Severance lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Severance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Severance in 1940 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Severance

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severance 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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