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Seckel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses from Middle High German seckel ‘purse’. North German: metonymic occupational name for a sickle maker, from Middle Low German sekele ‘sickle’. South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German sack ‘sack’.

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


Similar surnames: Steckel, Sickel, Gockel, Beckel, Necker, Seckler, Ecker, Pickel

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Where is the Seckel family from?

You can see how Seckel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seckel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seckel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Seckel family living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Seckel's in USA. Pennsylvania and 1 other state had the highest population of Seckel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seckel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seckel. 39% of Seckel men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Seckel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seckel were Machinist and Housework. .

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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
    39%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Bookeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seckel 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 986 immigration records available for the last name Seckel. 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 624 military records available for the last name Seckel. For the veterans among your Seckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seckel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Seckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seckel in 1960 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

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