When May Sevier was born on 16 January 1867, in Hill, Texas, United States, her father, John Tintruff Sevier, was 35 and her mother, Abigail McGee, was 30. She married David Calvin Carnahan Sr. on 5 January 1888, in Cannon, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Ellis, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, Ellis, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 March 1946, in Milford, Ellis, Texas, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Milford, Ellis, Texas, United States.
English: occupational name for a sieve-maker, from Middle English siv(i)er (from an agent derivative of Old English sife ‘sieve’). Compare Seawright .
Altered form of French Xavier .
History: This surname (see 2 above) is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors (along with its original form Xavier) and also in the similar register of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina.