Sveen Family History

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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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Sveen Family Origin

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Sveen Family 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    50%
  • Housewife
    50%

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

Sveen Historical Records

What Sveen family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sveen Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sveen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sveen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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