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Sebald Family History

Sebald Name Meaning

German (mainly Bavaria): from the ancient Germanic personal name Sebald composed of the elements sigi ‘victory’ + bald ‘courageous bold’. This was popular in Nuremburg being the name of the city's patron saint. Compare Seibold .

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

Similar surnames: Seewald, Seibold, Ewald, Bald, Gerald, Sebold, Seward, Sibbald, Nebel

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Where is the Sebald family from?

You can see how Sebald families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sebald family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sebald families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Sebald families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Sebald's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Sebald families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sebald surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sebald ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sebald. 23% of Sebald men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Sebald women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sebald were Painter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sebald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sebald census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 560 immigration records available for the last name Sebald. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sebald. For the veterans among your Sebald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sebald lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Sebald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sebald in 1958 was 49, and 88 in 2004.

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