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Seaver Family History

Seaver Surname Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Sefare a continuation of an unattested Old English female name Sǣfaru composed of the elements ‘sea’ + faru ‘journey’. This name has also been established in Ireland since the early 17th century. In some cases also an Americanized form of German Seever .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Seager, Weaver, Beaver, Seaberg, Sever, Seader, Haver, Seeger, Server

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Where is the Seaver family from?

You can see how Seaver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seaver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seaver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 9 Seaver families living in Quebec. This was about 56% of all the recorded Seaver's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Seaver families in 1911.
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What did your Seaver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Seaver. 50% of Seaver men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Seaver women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seaver were Laborer and Finisher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Carpenter
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Packer
    50%
  • Finisher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Seaver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seaver census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Seaver. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Seaver. For the veterans among your Seaver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seaver lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Seaver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Seaver in 1945 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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