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Siegel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker of seals or signet rings, or for an official in charge of a seal, from Middle High German sigel ‘seal’. The Jewish name can also be ornamental. German: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of the various Germanic personal names formed with sigi ‘victory’ as the first element, for example Siegfried. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Segal.

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


Similar surnames: Ziegel, Segel, Spiegel, Riegel, Fiegel, Wiegel, Diegel, Boegel

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Where is the Siegel family from?

You can see how Siegel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siegel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Siegel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Siegel families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Siegel's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Siegel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siegel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Siegel. 16% of Siegel men worked as a Salesman and 10% of Siegel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siegel were Farmer and Saleslady.

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%
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Census Records

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Siegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siegel 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Siegel. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Siegel. For the veterans among your Siegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siegel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Siegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Siegel in 1943 was 28, and 81 in 2004.

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