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Seip Name Meaning

South German: from a short form of the personal names Seipold (see Seibold) or Seiprecht (see Seibert). This name is also established in the Netherlands.

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


Similar surnames: Seil, Sepp, Seid, Seib, Heis, Dein, Seif, Wein, Sens, Sipp

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Where is the Seip family from?

You can see how Seip families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seip family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seip families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Seip families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 92% of all the recorded Seip's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seip families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seip surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seip ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seip. 25% of Seip men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Seip women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seip were Machinist 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
    25%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Mechanic
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Seip. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seip 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 Seip. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Seip. For the veterans among your Seip ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seip lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Seip life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seip in 1950 was 42, and 76 in 2004.

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