Seitz Family History

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Seitz Name Meaning

South German (mainly Bavaria): from a reduced form of the personal name Seifried, a variant of Siegfried. Germanized spelling of Slovenian Zajc, nickname from zajec ‘hare’.

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

Similar surnames: Beitz, Sitz, Reitz, Leitz, Seith, Neitz, Heitz, Spitz, Steitz, Keitz

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Seitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Seitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Seitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Seitz Family Origin

Where is the Seitz family from?

Seitz Family Occupations

What did your Seitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seitz. The most common Seitz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Seitz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Seitz family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Baker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Seitz ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Seitz Historical Records

What Seitz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Seitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seitz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Seitz. 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 Card

There are 28,000 military records available for the last name Seitz. For the veterans among your Seitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Seitz lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Seitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Seitz in 1944 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seitz ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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