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Seifer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Siegfried. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a soap maker, from an agent derivative of German Seife, Yiddish zeyf ‘soap’.

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


Similar surnames: Seiler, Seiger, Seider, Reifer, Seiner, Leifer, Geiger, Seifert

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Where is the Seifer family from?

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

What did your Seifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seifer. 17% of Seifer men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Seifer women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seifer were Proprietor and Model.

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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

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    24%
  • Teacher
    24%
  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Model
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seifer 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 Seifer. 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 506 military records available for the last name Seifer. For the veterans among your Seifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seifer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seifer in 1954 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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