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Seckler Name Meaning

Swiss German German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for a treasurer or an occupational name for a purse-maker from an agent derivative of Middle High German seckel Yiddish zekl ‘purse pouch’. English: from Old French seculier ‘secular’ hence a status name for a member of the secular clergy or a nickname for someone without religious inclination.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Heckler, Steckler, Keckler, Secker, Meckler, Geckler, Beckler

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Where is the Seckler family from?

You can see how Seckler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seckler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Seckler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Seckler families living in New Brunswick. This was about 36% of all the recorded Seckler's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Seckler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seckler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seckler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seckler. 20% of Seckler men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Seckler women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seckler were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seckler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seckler 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Seckler. 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 664 military records available for the last name Seckler. For the veterans among your Seckler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seckler lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Seckler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Seckler in 1951 was 33, and 89 in 2004.

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