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Seelman Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Seelmann:: topographic name from Middle Low German sele ‘bog’ + man ‘man’. metonymic occupational name for a rope maker or seller from Middle Low German sēl ‘rope’ + man ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Sellman, Selman, Stellman, Steelman, Spellman, Mellman, Feeman

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Where is the Seelman family from?

You can see how Seelman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seelman family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Seelman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 52 Seelman families living in New York. This was about 62% of all the recorded Seelman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seelman families in 1880.
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What did your Seelman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seelman. 28% of Seelman men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Seelman women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seelman were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • School Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seelman 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Seelman. 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 241 military records available for the last name Seelman. For the veterans among your Seelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seelman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Seelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seelman in 1961 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

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