Seddon Family History

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Seddon Name Meaning

English: perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place, the last element of which could be Old English dun ‘hill’. Without early forms, it is impossible even to speculate what the first element might be. The surname is extremely common in Lancashire, especially in the Manchester area, where it was first recorded in the 14th century.

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

Similar surnames: Sneddon, Hedden, Sheldon, Eldon, Weldon, Yeadon, Smerdon, Weedon

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Seddon Family Origin

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Seddon Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Seddon family was Weaver. Dyer, Gilder and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seddon. The most common Seddon occupation in Canada was Dyer. 25% of Seddon's were Dyers.

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  • Dyer

  • Gilder

  • Shoemaker

  • Weaver


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Seddon Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Seddon. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Seddon. For the veterans among your Seddon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seddon Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Seddon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seddon in 1944 was 26, and 78 in 2004.

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