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Seda Name Meaning

Jewish (Sephardic) and Catalan: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from seda ‘silk’. Portuguese: habitational name from a place so called in the Portuguese region of Alentejo. Czech (Šeda): nickname from the adjective šedý ‘gray(-haired)’. Polish (Seda): from Seda, a pet form of the Polish personal names Sedzimir, composed of the elements sadzic ‘to judge’ + mir ‘peace’, or Sedziwoj, from sadzic ‘to judge’ + woj ‘warrior’.

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


Similar surnames: Sada, Seta, Serda, Sera, Reda, Sava, Sens, Ueda, Meda, Vida

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Where is the Seda family from?

You can see how Seda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seda family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Seda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Seda families living in New Jersey. This was about 67% of all the recorded Seda's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Seda families in 1880.
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What did your Seda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seda. 20% of Seda men worked as a Jornalero and 19% of Seda women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seda were Laborer and Cocinera.

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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

  • Jornalero
    20%
  • Labrador
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Costurera
    19%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Lavandera
    14%
  • Cocinera
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Seda lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Seda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Seda in 1943 was 26, and 76 in 2004.

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