Severn Family History

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Severn Name Meaning

from a personal name equivalent to Severin. topographic name from the river Severn, which flows from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. The river name is recorded as early as the 2nd century ad in the form Sabrina. This is one of Britain’s most ancient river names; the original meaning is uncertain, but it may have been ‘slow-moving’.

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

Similar surnames: Severin, Severe, Sever, Severo, Davern, Lever, Seery, Stever, Severa

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Severn Family Origin

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Severn Family Occupations

What did your Severn ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Severn. 2% of Severn men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 54% of Severn women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Severn were Coal Hewer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Severn Historical Records

What Severn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Severn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Severn 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 Severn. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Severn. For the veterans among your Severn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Severn Life Expectancy

What is the average Severn lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Severn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Severn in 1949 was 68, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Severn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Severn 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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