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Seguin Family History

Seguin Surname Meaning

French (Séguin): from a personal name composed of the ancient Germanic elements sig ‘victory’ + win ‘friend’. Compare Sawyer 3 Sayen Seguine and Sequin .

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


Similar surnames: Selin, Guin, Beloin, Serlin, Segur, Siglin, Eglin, Gervin, Sjodin

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Where is the Seguin family from?

You can see how Seguin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seguin family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Seguin families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,437 Seguin families living in Quebec. This was about 59% of all the recorded Seguin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Seguin families in 1911.
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What did your Seguin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Seguin. 12% of Seguin men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Seguin women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seguin were Labourer and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Journalier
    10%
  • Labourer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Tudiant
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Seguin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seguin 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Seguin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Seguin. For the veterans among your Seguin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seguin lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Seguin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Seguin in 1952 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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