South Name Meaning

English: from Middle English south, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the south of a settlement or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the south.

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


Similar surnames: North, Slough, Worth, Booth, Forth, Souto, Routh, Louth, Tout, Shutt

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South Family Origin

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South Family Occupations

What did your South ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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

South Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your South ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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South Life Expectancy

What is the average South lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, South life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for South in 1941 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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United States

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your South 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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