Sever Family History

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Sever Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: topographic name from sever ‘north’, denoting someone who lived in the northern part of a village or estate. Croatian: from the personal name Sever, a pet form of Severin. Dutch: variant of Sievert.

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

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

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Sever Family Origin

Where is the Sever family from?

Sever Family Occupations

What did your Sever ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter, Carpenter Unemployed and Cordwainer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sever. The most common Sever occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 10% of Sever's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Sever family was Cotton Weaver.

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  • Carpenter

  • Carpenter Unemployed

  • Cordwainer

  • Cotton Weaver


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

Sever Historical Records

What Sever family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sever. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Sever Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sever

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sever 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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