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Sigel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Siegel 1 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Siegel, Spigel, Sigal, Segel, Sigl, Igel, Shimel, Kimel, Seger, Sidel

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Where is the Sigel family from?

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

What did your Sigel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sigel. 11% of Sigel men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Sigel women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sigel were Laborer 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

  • Salesman
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sigel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sigel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sigel. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sigel. For the veterans among your Sigel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sigel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sigel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sigel in 1954 was 31, and 86 in 2004.

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