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Seider Name Meaning

South German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a silk merchant, from an agent derivative of German Seide ‘silk’, Middle High German side. South German: habitational name for someone from Seyde in Saxony or Seiderau in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Seidler, Seide, Seiner, Seiler, Reider, Seiger, Weider, Seifer

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Where is the Seider family from?

You can see how Seider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seider family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seider families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 15 Seider families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 94% of all the recorded Seider's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seider families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seider. 24% of Seider men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Seider women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seider were Operator and Housework.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Seider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seider 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seider. 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 Seider. For the veterans among your Seider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seider lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Seider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Seider in 1960 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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