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Segel Family History

Segel Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational name for a sail maker, from Middle Low German segel ‘sail’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Segal.

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


Similar surnames: Siegel, Seel, Hegel, Regel, Seger, Saeger, Engel, Kegel, Sigel

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Where is the Segel family from?

You can see how Segel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Segel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Segel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Segel families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded Segel's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Segel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Segel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Segel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Segel. 20% of Segel men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Segel women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Segel were Farmer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Segel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Segel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Segel. 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 Segel. For the veterans among your Segel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Segel lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Segel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Segel in 1957 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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