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Seidel Name Meaning

South German: from the medieval name Sidel, a pet form of Sifrit (see Siegfried). Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname or ornamental name from German Seidel ‘beer mug’, ‘pint’.

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

Similar surnames: Seider, Seibel, Reidel, Seiden, Heidel, Seidl, Seide, Keitel, Sidel

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Where is the Seidel family from?

You can see how Seidel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seidel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seidel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Seidel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Seidel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seidel families in 1840.
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What did your Seidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seidel. 14% of Seidel men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Seidel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seidel were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Seidel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seidel 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Seidel. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Seidel. For the veterans among your Seidel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seidel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Seidel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Seidel in 1944 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

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