Severson Family History

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Severson Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Scandinavian Sivertsen or Sivertson or of German Sievertsen, patronymic of Sievert.

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

Similar surnames: Severtson, Siverson, Peterson, Ouverson, Person, Severin, Segerson

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Severson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Severson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Severson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Severson Family Origin

Where is the Severson family from?

Severson Family Occupations

What did your Severson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Severson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Severson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Severson. A less common occupation for the Severson family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Severson Historical Records

What Severson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Severson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Severson. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Severson. For the veterans among your Severson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severson Life Expectancy

What is the average Severson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Severson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Severson in 1943 was 22, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severson 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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