Seif Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife ‘soap’. Arabic: from a personal name based on sayf ‘sword’. Saifullah ‘sword of Allah’ was a title of honor bestowed by the Prophet Muhammad on the military leader Khalid ibn-al-Walid (see Khalid).

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


Similar surnames: Seid, Seil, Seim, Senf, Reiff, Wein, Stein, Feig, Reil, Lein

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Seif Family Origin

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Seif Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Gardner

    10%
  • Beer Brewer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Gardner and Beer Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seif. A less common occupation for the Seif family was Blacksmith. The most common Seif occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Seif's were Farmers.

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Seif Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Seif life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Seif in 1957 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seif

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