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Seiner Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German seinen ‘to hesitate’, ‘to tarry’. North German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Low German seine, segene ‘trawl net’.

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


Similar surnames: Seider, Zeiner, Seiler, Feiner, Segner, Senner, Reiner, Seifer

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Where is the Seiner family from?

You can see how Seiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Seiner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 27 Seiner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Seiner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seiner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seiner. 28% of Seiner men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Seiner women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiner were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Maid
    28%
  • Secretary
    28%
  • Teacher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiner 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 367 immigration records available for the last name Seiner. 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 75,000 military records available for the last name Seiner. For the veterans among your Seiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiner lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Seiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Seiner in 1951 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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