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Seddon Family History

Seddon Name Meaning

English (Lancashire):: apparently a habitational name from a Lancashire place which has not been identified. The surname is extremely common in Lancashire especially in the Manchester area where it was first recorded in the 14th century. variant of Seadon perhaps a habitational name from Seething (Norfolk). The placename probably means ‘(place of) the people of a man called Sītha’ from an Old English personal name Sītha + the groupname suffix -ingas.

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


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

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You can see how Seddon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seddon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seddon families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 26 Seddon families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Seddon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Seddon families in 1911.
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What did your Seddon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Seddon. 50% of Seddon men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Seddon women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seddon were Butcher 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Labourer
    50%
  • Farmer
    30%
  • Butcher
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Weaver
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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What is the average Seddon lifespan?

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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