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Seger Name Meaning

Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Sigiheri, a compound of sigi ‘victory’ + heri ‘army’. English: variant spelling of Seager. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish zeger ‘sawyer’ (see Sager).

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

Similar surnames: Sager, Seeger, Segar, Sieger, Leger, Sweger, Saeger, Seiger, Sever

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Where is the Seger family from?

You can see how Seger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Seger families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Seger's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Seger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seger. 15% of Seger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Seger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seger were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Seger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seger 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Seger. 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 Seger. For the veterans among your Seger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seger lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Seger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Seger in 1946 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

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