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Severe Family History

Severe Name Meaning

French (Sévère): from the personal name Sévère, Latin Severus, meaning ‘harsh, austere’. Severus was the name of several Roman Emperors, including Alexander Severus (died 235), born in Syria, who was noted for his virtuous and studious character and his tolerance towards Christians. The personal name enjoyed some popularity among early Christians.

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


Similar surnames: Severo, Severn, Severin, Severa, Revere, Sever, Lever, Levene, Seery

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Where is the Severe family from?

You can see how Severe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Severe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Severe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Severe families living in Ohio. This was about 53% of all the recorded Severe's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Severe families in 1840.
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What did your Severe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Severe. 30% of Severe men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Severe women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Severe were Foreman and Proprietor. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Foreman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Proprietor
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Severe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severe 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 385 immigration records available for the last name Severe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Severe. For the veterans among your Severe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Severe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Severe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Severe in 1953 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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