Seal Name Meaning

English: variant of Sale 1. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of seals or signet rings, from Middle English, Old French seel ‘seal’ (Latin sigillum). English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of saddles, from Old French seele ‘saddle’. English: nickname for a plump or ungainly person, from Middle English sele ‘seal’ (the aquatic mammal). Americanized form (translation) of Jewish Siegel.

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Sell, Veal, Bean, Seel, Real, Seil, Pearl, Neal, Leal

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Seal Family Origin

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Seal Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    30%
  • Servant

    10%
  • Brick Maker

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seal. The most common Seal occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Seal's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Seal family was Brick Maker.

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Seal Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Seal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Seal in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seal

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