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Seeley Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English s?lig, from s?l ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century. Altered form of German Seele, respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.

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


Similar surnames: Beeley, Seele, Keeley, Staley, Exley, Selley, Tenley, Fenley, Semler

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Seeley Family Origin

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Seeley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seeley family was Carpenter. The most common Seeley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Seeley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seeley.

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Seeley Life Expectancy

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