Seth Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Sethi, Heth, Beth, Neth, Seto, Sheth, Seta, Peth, Seda, Seith

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Seth Family Origin

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Seth Family Occupations

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Works In Cotton Mill

  • Carpenter


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Seth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Seth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seth 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Seth. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Seth. For the veterans among your Seth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seth Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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