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Southern Name Meaning

English: topographic name, from an adjectival derivative of South.

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


Similar surnames: Southerly, Northern, Souter, Sutter, Southwell, Southers, Sauter

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Southern Family Origin

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Southern Family Occupations

What did your Southern ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Southern family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Southern. The most common Southern occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Southern's were Coal Miners.

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Southern Historical Records

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Southern Life Expectancy

What is the average Southern lifespan?

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Famous Southern Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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