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Seiter Name Meaning

South German (Swabia):: occupational name for a cobbler (see Sauter ). topographic name from Middle High German sīte ‘side’ mostly for someone living on a slope side of a valley. in some instances metonymic occupational name from Middle High German seite ‘string of an instrument’ for a maker of those.

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

Similar surnames: Suiter, Seiger, Seiner, Seifer, Seider, Setter, Beiter, Reiter

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Where is the Seiter family from?

You can see how Seiter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seiter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seiter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Seiter families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 56% of all the recorded Seiter's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Seiter families in 1911.
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What did your Seiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seiter. 20% of Seiter men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Seiter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiter were Carpenter and Farmer Wife. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Farmer Wife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Seiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seiter. 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 Seiter. For the veterans among your Seiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seiter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Seiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seiter in 1949 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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