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Seif Family History

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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Where is the Seif family from?

You can see how Seif families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seif family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seif families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Seif family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Seif's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Seif families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seif surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seif ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seif. 17% of Seif men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Seif women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seif were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    18%
  • Secretary
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Seif lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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