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Seek Name Meaning

Altered spelling of North German Seeck, from a short form of a compound name formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element, or a nickname from siech ‘sick’, ‘ill’.

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


Similar surnames: Zeek, Seed, Reek, Senk, Seck, Siek, Peek, Seese, Seel, Beer

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Where is the Seek family from?

You can see how Seek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seek family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seek families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Seek families living in Michigan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Seek's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Seek families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seek. 18% of Seek men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Seek women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seek were Truck Driver and Seamstress.

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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
    18%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Miner
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Typist
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seek 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 441 immigration records available for the last name Seek. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Seek. For the veterans among your Seek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seek lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seek in 1954 was 26, and 83 in 2004.

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