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Seiden Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Seide. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from German seiden, zaydn ‘of silk’; ‘kind-hearted’, ‘gentle’.

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


Similar surnames: Seide, Heiden, Seider, Seidel, Seid, Seidler, Leider, Reider, Weiden

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Where is the Seiden family from?

You can see how Seiden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiden family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Seiden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Seiden families living in New York. This was about 61% of all the recorded Seiden's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seiden families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seiden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seiden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seiden. 23% of Seiden men worked as a Salesman and 15% of Seiden women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiden were Clerk and Saleslady. .

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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
    23%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Manager
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
  • New Worker
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seiden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiden 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Seiden. 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 Seiden. For the veterans among your Seiden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiden lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Seiden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seiden in 1955 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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