Last name origins & meanings:
- French (Séverin), Italian (Venice), German, Swedish,
etc.: from a personal name, Latin Severinus, from the same root
as Severus (see Severe). This was borne by several early
Christian saints, including bishops of Trier (2nd century), Cologne
(4th century), Bordeaux (5th century), and Santempeda (6th century),
and hermits of Paris (6th century) and Tivoli (8th century), as well
as a 5th-century apostle of Austria.
- Reduced form of Ashkenazic
Jewish Severinovsky, a habitational name for someone from
Severinovka in Ukraine.
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