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Seewald Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so called in Bavaria from Middle High German ‘lake’ + walt ‘forest’. German: from the German personal name Siegbald composed of the ancient Germanic elements sigi ‘victory’ + bald ‘bold courageous’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name composed of German See ‘lake’ + Wald ‘forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berwald, Sebald, Ostwald, Wald, Ewald, Dewald, Hegewald, Seward

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Where is the Seewald family from?

You can see how Seewald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seewald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seewald families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Seewald family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Seewald's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seewald families in 1840.
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What did your Seewald ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seewald. 28% of Seewald men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Seewald women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seewald were Owner and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Owner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • General Office Work
  • Housewife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 898 immigration records available for the last name Seewald. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Seewald. For the veterans among your Seewald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seewald lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seewald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Seewald in 1954 was 66, and 83 in 2004.

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