Severe Family History

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Severe Name Meaning

French (Sévère): from the personal name Sévère, Latin Severus, meaning ‘harsh, austere’. Severus was the name of several Roman Emperors, including Alexander Severus (died 235), born in Syria, who was noted for his virtuous and studious character and his tolerance towards Christians. The personal name enjoyed some popularity among early Christians.

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

Similar surnames: Severo, Severn, Severin, Severa, Revere, Sever, Lever, Levene, Seery

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Severe Family Origin

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Severe Family Occupations

What did your Severe ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Locksmith and Railway Coach Builder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Severe. The most common Severe occupation in the UK was Locksmith. 50% of Severe's were Locksmiths.

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  • Railway Coach Builder


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Severe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Severe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severe 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 385 immigration records available for the last name Severe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Severe. For the veterans among your Severe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severe Life Expectancy

What is the average Severe lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Severe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Severe in 1953 was 46, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severe 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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