Seligman Family History

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Seligman Name Meaning

German (Seligmann): variant of Selig. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal Zelikman, a variant of Zelik (see Selig).

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


Similar surnames: Selig, Steigman, Sellman, Selman, Seligson, Sigman, Kelman, Seeman

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Seligman Family Origin

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Seligman Family Occupations

What did your Seligman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Seligman family was Banker. Clothing Merchant, Farming and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seligman. The most common Seligman occupation in the USA was Clothing Merchant. 4% of Seligman's were Clothing Merchants.

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  • Clothing Merchant

    4%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Merchant

    4%
  • Banker

    3%

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

Seligman Historical Records

What Seligman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seligman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seligman 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Seligman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Seligman. For the veterans among your Seligman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seligman Life Expectancy

What is the average Seligman lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Seligman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Seligman in 1956 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seligman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seligman 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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