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Seele Name Meaning

North German:: topographic name from Middle Low German sele ‘meadow bog’. metonymic occupational name for a harness maker from Middle Low German sele ‘harness’. patronymic from an ancient Germanic personal name containing the element sala ‘hall’.

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

Similar surnames: Seel, Selle, Seeley, Weese, Steele, Sale, Seese, Abele, Skeel, Seeber

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Where is the Seele family from?

You can see how Seele families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seele family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seele families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Seele families living in New York. This was about 75% of all the recorded Seele's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seele families in 1840.
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What did your Seele ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seele. 21% of Seele men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Seele women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seele were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seele 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Seele. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Seele. For the veterans among your Seele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seele lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Seele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Seele in 1951 was 37, and 90 in 2004.

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