Seher Family History

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Seher Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a lake, from a derivative of Middle High German se ‘lake’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a visionary, from German Seher ‘seer’.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Ascher, Schwer, Speer, Neher, Feher, Seyer, Steer, Eder

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Seher Family Origin

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Seher Family Occupations

What did your Seher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seher family was Wine Grower. Farmer, Keeping House and Upholsterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seher. The most common Seher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Seher's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Upholsterer

  • Wine Grower


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Seher ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Seher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 510 immigration records available for the last name Seher. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Seher. For the veterans among your Seher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seher Life Expectancy

What is the average Seher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seher in 1963 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seher ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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