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Seeley Family History

Seeley Name Meaning
English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English s?lig, from s?l ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.Altered form of German Seele, respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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

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81,960 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,276 Military Records
6,267 Immigration Records
89,153 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Seeley Families

  • Number of Seeley families
     251 - 499
     84 - 250
     1 - 83
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Seeley families
     129 - 255
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Seeley families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Seeley Family Origin

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Seeley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Seeley

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Seeley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Seeley Civil War Service Records

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