Severn Family History

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Severn Name Meaning

from a personal name equivalent to Severin. topographic name from the river Severn, which flows from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. The river name is recorded as early as the 2nd century ad in the form Sabrina. This is one of Britain’s most ancient river names; the original meaning is uncertain, but it may have been ‘slow-moving’.

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

Similar surnames: Severin, Severe, Sever, Severo, Davern, Lever, Seery, Stever, Severa

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Severn Family Origin

Where is the Severn family from?

Severn Family Occupations

What did your Severn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Severn. The most common Severn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Severn's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Severn family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Severn Historical Records

What Severn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Severn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Severn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Severn. For the veterans among your Severn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severn Life Expectancy

What is the average Severn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Severn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Severn in 1949 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Severn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severn 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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