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Sietsema Family History

Sietsema Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the Frisian personal name Sito (suffixed by Frisian -ma ‘man’).

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


Similar surnames: Sikkema, Piersma, Siefke, Siemsen, Feikema, Fieser, Siemers, Siebert

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Where is the Sietsema family from?

You can see how Sietsema families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sietsema family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Sietsema families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Sietsema families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Sietsema's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Sietsema families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sietsema surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sietsema ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sietsema. 47% of Sietsema men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Sietsema women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sietsema were Shipping Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    47%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    12%
  • Shipping Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • New Worker
    34%
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Census Records

There are 925 census records available for the last name Sietsema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sietsema 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 176 immigration records available for the last name Sietsema. 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 160 military records available for the last name Sietsema. For the veterans among your Sietsema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sietsema lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sietsema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sietsema in 1962 was 89, and 78 in 2004.

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