Seidel Family History

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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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Seidel Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Seidel name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Seidel. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Seidel Family Origin

Where is the Seidel family from?

Seidel Family Occupations

What did your Seidel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seidel family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Seidel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Seidel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seidel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Seidel Historical Records

What Seidel family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Seidel Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seidel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seidel 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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