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Seyer Family History

Seyer Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a farm laborer, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German seien ‘to sow’. Dutch: variant of de Sayer ‘the serge weaver’ or ‘the sower’ (see Sayer 8 and 9).

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


Similar surnames: Sayer, Heyer, Meyer, Neyer, Weyer, Geyer, Styer, Seher, Hayer, Sever

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Where is the Seyer family from?

You can see how Seyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seyer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Seyer family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Seyer's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Seyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seyer. 32% of Seyer men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Seyer women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seyer were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Weaver
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Seyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seyer 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 Seyer. 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 720 military records available for the last name Seyer. For the veterans among your Seyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seyer lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Seyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Seyer in 1965 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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