Seal Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Beal, Sell, Veal, Bean, Seel, Real, Seil, Pearl, Neal, Leal

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Seal Family Origin

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Seal Family Occupations

What did your Seal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seal family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seal. The most common Seal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Seal's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Seal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Seal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seal census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Seal. 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 Card

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

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Seal Life Expectancy

What is the average Seal lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Seal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Seal in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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