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Seat Family History

Seat Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Sait from the Old English personal name Sǣgēat (‘sea Geat’).

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

Similar surnames: Seal, Beat, Neat, Bean, Great, Leap, Sear, Sweat, Shean, Best

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Where is the Seat family from?

You can see how Seat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seat families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Seat families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Seat's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Seat families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seat. 43% of Seat men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Seat women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seat were Proprietor 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Seat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seat 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 245 immigration records available for the last name Seat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Seat. For the veterans among your Seat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seat lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Seat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Seat in 1955 was 38, and 70 in 2004.

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