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Seta Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for a silk weaver or merchant, from seta ‘silk’. Spanish: from seta ‘fungus’ or ‘pig bristle’. Japanese: variously written, the meaning is probably ‘rice paddy located on the strait’. This name is not common in Japan.

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


Similar surnames: Sera, Seto, Seda, Sita, Sawa, Rota, Seki, Kita, Reta, Seth

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Where is the Seta family from?

You can see how Seta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seta family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Seta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Seta families living in California. This was 100% of all the recorded Seta's in the USA. California had the highest population of Seta families in 1880.
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What did your Seta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Tailor and Mach Oper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seta. 33% of Seta men worked as a Tailor and 34% of Seta women worked as a Mach Oper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seta were Chauffeur and Tailor.

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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

  • Tailor
    33%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Chauffeur
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Mach Oper
    34%
  • Seamstress
    34%
  • Tailor
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seta 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 677 immigration records available for the last name Seta. 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 943 military records available for the last name Seta. For the veterans among your Seta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seta lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Seta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Seta in 1960 was 55, and 87 in 2003.

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