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Sever Family History

Sever Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: topographic name from sever ‘north’ denoting someone who lived in the northern part of a village or estate. Compare Sewer Croatian: from the personal name Sever a short form of Severin . Flemish and Dutch: variant of Sievert . English: from the Middle English female personal name Sefare (Old English Sǣfaru from ‘sea’ + faru ‘journey’ ‘family’). English: perhaps sometimes a variant of Sivyer from Middle English siv(i)er ‘sieve-maker’. Compare in structure Sawer as a variant of Sawyer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lever, Severn, Siever, Seger, Reker, Seever, Seher, Stever, Seyer

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Where is the Sever family from?

You can see how Sever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sever families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 41 Sever families living in Lancashire. This was about 31% of all the recorded Sever's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Sever families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sever ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Sever. 85% of Sever women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Retired
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sever 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sever. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Sever. For the veterans among your Sever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sever lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sever in 1951 was 44, and 84 in 2004.

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