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Seiler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rope maker, from an agent derivative of German Seil ‘rope’, Middle High German seil. English: variant of Saylor.

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


Similar surnames: Seider, Seidler, Semler, Seifer, Seiger, Seiner, Keiler, Seller

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Where is the Seiler family from?

You can see how Seiler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seiler families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 24 Seiler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 83% of all the recorded Seiler's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seiler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seiler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seiler. 13% of Seiler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Seiler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiler were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Secretary
    6%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Seiler. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Seiler. For the veterans among your Seiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Seiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seiler in 1950 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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