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Severin Family History

Severin Name Meaning

French (Séverin), Italian (Venice), German, Swedish, etc.: from a personal name, Latin Severinus, from the same root as Severus (see Severe). This was borne by several early Christian saints, including bishops of Trier (2nd century), Cologne (4th century), Bordeaux (5th century), and Santempeda (6th century), and hermits of Paris (6th century) and Tivoli (8th century), as well as a 5th-century apostle of Austria. Reduced form of Ashkenazic Jewish Severinovsky, a habitational name for someone from Severinovka in Ukraine.

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


Similar surnames: Severn, Severe, Severo, Severino, Stern, Sever, Severa, Levin, Savin

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Where is the Severin family from?

You can see how Severin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Severin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Severin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Severin families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Severin's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Severin families in 1840.
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What did your Severin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Severin. 25% of Severin men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Severin women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Severin were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Severin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Severin. 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 Severin. For the veterans among your Severin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Severin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Severin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Severin in 1949 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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