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Seeliger Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Seelig near Bamberg. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a cheerful person, variant of Selig.

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


Similar surnames: Seelig, Seelinger, Selinger, Selig, Heiliger, Steiger, Seiger

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Where is the Seeliger family from?

You can see how Seeliger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seeliger family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Seeliger families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Seeliger family living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Seeliger's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Seeliger families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seeliger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seeliger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seeliger. 50% of Seeliger men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Seeliger women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seeliger were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Proprietor
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    75%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seeliger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seeliger 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Seeliger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Seeliger. For the veterans among your Seeliger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seeliger lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Seeliger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Seeliger in 1962 was 77, and 90 in 2004.

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