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Seiger Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German seiger ‘scales’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a tester of weights. The word later developed the meaning ‘clock’, ‘watch’, and some examples of the surname may have arisen from a metonymic occupational name for a maker of timepieces. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a watchmaker, from Yiddish zeyger ‘watch’, ‘clock’ (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Seider, Seiler, Geiger, Zeiger, Seifer, Seger, Seiner, Steiger

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Where is the Seiger family from?

You can see how Seiger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seiger families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Seiger families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 89% of all the recorded Seiger's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seiger families in 1840.
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What did your Seiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seiger. 23% of Seiger men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Seiger women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiger were Electrician and Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Electrician
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seiger. 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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There are 810 military records available for the last name Seiger. For the veterans among your Seiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Seiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Seiger in 1953 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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