Seth Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu, Jain, and Parsi name found among several mercantile communities, from se?th ‘merchant’, ‘banker’ in Hindi and neighboring languages (from Sanskrit šre?s?thi, a term denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild). The Khatris of the Panjab have a clan called Seth. Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see Sheehy).

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

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Seth Family Origin

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Seth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Works In Cotton Mill

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Seth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Seth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Seth family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Works In Cotton Mill were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seth.

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Seth Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Seth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Seth in 1955 was 21, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seth

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