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Seed Family History

Seed Name Meaning

from Middle English sede ‘seed’; a metonymic occupational name for a gardener or husbandman, or a nickname for a small person. from a late Old English personal name, Sida, a post-Conquest short form of compound names formed with sidu ‘custom’, ‘manner’; ‘morality’, ‘purity’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Seid, Seek, Peed, Beed, Sneed, See, Weed, Leed, Seel, Speed

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Where is the Seed family from?

You can see how Seed families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seed family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seed families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Seed families living in Illinois. This was about 38% of all the recorded Seed's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Seed families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seed surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seed ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seed. 21% of Seed men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Seed women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seed were Pumper 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Pumper
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Seed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seed 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Seed. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Seed. For the veterans among your Seed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seed lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Seed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Seed in 1961 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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