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Seal Family History

Seal Name Meaning
English: variant of Sale 1.English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of seals or signet rings, from Middle English, Old French seel ‘seal’ (Latin sigillum).English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of saddles, from Old French seele ‘saddle’.English: nickname for a plump or ungainly person, from Middle English sele ‘seal’ (the aquatic mammal).Americanized form (translation) of Jewish Siegel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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103,432 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,059 Military Records
4,850 Immigration Records
80,464 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Seal Families

  • Number of Seal families
     50 - 98
     17 - 49
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Seal families
     201 - 399
     68 - 200
     1 - 67
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Seal families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Seal census records

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Seal Family Origin

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Seal Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Seal

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Seal Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Seal census records

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Seal Civil War Service Records

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