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Early Origins of the Sevier family

The surname Sevier was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of the Rhone and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Early History of the Sevier family

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Sevier Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sevier, Servier, Serviez, Servières and many more.

Early Notables of the Sevier family

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Sevier Ranking

In the United States, the name Sevier is the 9,635th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Sevier migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Sevier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Sevier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 2
  • Valentine Sevier, who landed in Virginia in 1742 2

Australia Sevier migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Sevier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Sevier, English convict who was convicted in Surrey, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Bardaster" on 7th September 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1835 in a carting accident 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Sevier (post 1700) +

  • John Sevier (1745-1815), American soldier, frontiersman and politician, 1st and 3rd Governor of Tennessee (1796-1801) and (1803-1809), considered to be one of the founding fathers of the State of Tennessee
  • Corey Daniel Sevier (b. 1984), Canadian actor from Ajax, Ontario, best known for his role on the Fox television series North Shore
  • Willard Sevier Curtin (1905-1996), American Republican politician, Bucks County District Attorney, 1949-53; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 8th District, 1957-67 4

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Charles Clifton Sevier, American Seaman First Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking 5

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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  5. Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from on Facebook