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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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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Fisherman

    15%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Light Keeper And Engineer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Southern family was Light Keeper And Engineer. The most common Southern occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Southern's were Farmers. Farmer, Fisherman and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Southern.

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Southern Historical Records

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Southern Life Expectancy

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Famous Southern Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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