Severin Family History

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Severin Name Meaning

French (Séverin), Italian (Venice), German, Swedish, etc.: from a personal name, Latin Severinus, from the same root as Severus (see Severe). This was borne by several early Christian saints, including bishops of Trier (2nd century), Cologne (4th century), Bordeaux (5th century), and Santempeda (6th century), and hermits of Paris (6th century) and Tivoli (8th century), as well as a 5th-century apostle of Austria. Reduced form of Ashkenazic Jewish Severinovsky, a habitational name for someone from Severinovka in Ukraine.

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

Similar surnames: Severn, Severe, Severo, Severino, Stern, Sever, Severa, Levin, Savin

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Severin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Severin name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Severin Family Origin

Where is the Severin family from?

Severin Family Occupations

What did your Severin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Severin occupation in the UK was Agent Prudential Assurance Co. 100% of Severin's were Agent Prudential Assurance Cos.

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  • Agent Prudential Assurance Co


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

Severin Historical Records

What Severin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Severin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Severin. 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 Severin. For the veterans among your Severin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severin Life Expectancy

What is the average Severin lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Severin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Severin in 1949 was 33, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severin 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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