Seckel Family History

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Seckel Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of purses from Middle High German seckel ‘purse’. North German: metonymic occupational name for a sickle maker, from Middle Low German sekele ‘sickle’. South German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German sack ‘sack’.

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

Similar surnames: Steckel, Sickel, Gockel, Beckel, Necker, Seckler, Ecker, Pickel

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Seckel Family Origin

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Seckel Family Occupations

What did your Seckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seckel. 18% of Seckel men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Seckel women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seckel were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Bookeeper
  • Housewife
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Seckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seckel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 986 immigration records available for the last name Seckel. 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 Card

There are 624 military records available for the last name Seckel. For the veterans among your Seckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Seckel lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Seckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seckel in 1960 was 71, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seckel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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