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Seo Name Meaning

Korean: variant of So. Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘younger sister’ and ‘tail’. This name is not common in Japan.

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

Similar surnames: Seto, So, Sem, Seno, Cho, Yeo, Seki, Uno, Leo, Heo

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Where is the Seo family from?

You can see how Seo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seo family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Seo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Seo families living in California. This was about 42% of all the recorded Seo's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Seo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Helper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seo. 29% of Seo men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Helper
  • Clerk
  • Field Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Helper
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What Seo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 866 census records available for the last name Seo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seo 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 Seo. 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 141 military records available for the last name Seo. For the veterans among your Seo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seo lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Seo in 1963 was 76, and 62 in 2004.

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