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Seher Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a lake from a derivative of Middle High German ‘lake’. North German: occupational name from Middle Low German sēder ‘(salt) boiler’ a person working in the salt industry. Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from seher ‘time just before dawn’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a visionary from German Seher ‘seer’.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Ascher, Schwer, Speer, Neher, Feher, Seyer, Steer, Eder

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Where is the Seher family from?

You can see how Seher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seher family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Seher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Seher families living in Alberta. This was about 59% of all the recorded Seher's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Seher families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seher. 22% of Seher men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Seher women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seher were Janitor 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

  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Laborer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Student
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seher 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Seher. 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 Seher. For the veterans among your Seher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seher lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Seher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seher in 1963 was 61, and 79 in 2004.

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