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Sveen Family History

Sveen Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads in eastern Norway, named Sveen, from Old Norse svið ‘land cleared by burning’, from sviða ‘to burn’.

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

Similar surnames: Veen, Stein, Skeen, Sween, Shean, Seelen, Stern, Treen, Swee, Soren

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Where is the Sveen family from?

You can see how Sveen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sveen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sveen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Sveen families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Sveen's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Sveen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sveen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sveen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sveen. 32% of Sveen men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sveen women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sveen were Farm Laborer and Housewife.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sveen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sveen 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sveen. 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 216 military records available for the last name Sveen. For the veterans among your Sveen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sveen lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sveen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sveen in 1962 was 72, and 71 in 2004.

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