South Name Meaning

English: from Middle English south, hence a topographic name for someone who lived to the south of a settlement or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the south.

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


Similar surnames: North, Slough, Worth, Booth, Forth, Souto, Routh, Louth, Tout, Shutt

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South Family Origin

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South Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer Son

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the South family was Farmer Son. Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by South. The most common South occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of South's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for South | Data not to scale

South Historical Records

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South Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, South life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for South in 1941 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for South

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