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Where did the English Severson family come from? What is the English Severson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Severson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Severson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Serbington, Servington, Serbinton, Servinton, Sevington, Sebbington, Sebington, Savington, Savinton, Cerfington and many more.

First found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Severson research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1399, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Severson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Severson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Severson Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Anna Severson, aged 64, who emigrated to America, in 1895
  • H. M. Severson, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Henry Severson, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Severson Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • May Severson, aged 33, who emigrated to America, in 1905
  • Harry A Severson, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Lawrence Severson, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Edla Severson, aged 2, who landed in America, in 1914
  • George Severson, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914


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  • Daniel Mark "Dan" Severson (b. 1954), American politician
  • Jeffrey Kent Severson (b. 1949), American former NFL football safety
  • Richard Allen Severson (b. 1945), American former Major League Baseball shortstop
  • Kim Marie Severson (b. 1961), American writer for the New York Times
  • Paul Severson (1929-2007), American music arranger and composer, recipient of 15 Clio Awards, best known for his Doublemint gum jingle
  • Cam Severson (b. 1978), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey centre
  • Richard Severson, Brigadier General in the United States Air Force


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  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Severson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Severson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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