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Seither Family History

Seither Surname Meaning

German:: variant of Seith . topographic name for someone living at the side of a settlement or a valley from Middle High German sīte ‘side’.

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


Similar surnames: Reiter, Speicher, Weiher, Seidler, Smithey, Seiner, Werther, Bither

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Where is the Seither family from?

You can see how Seither families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seither family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Seither families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Seither families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Seither's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Seither families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seither surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seither ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Watchman and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seither. 10% of Seither men worked as a Watchman and 22% of Seither women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seither were Chauffeur and Housewife. .

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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

  • Watchman
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Chauffeur
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Office Clerk
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Secretary
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seither. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seither 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 352 immigration records available for the last name Seither. 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 Seither. For the veterans among your Seither ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seither lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seither life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Seither in 1954 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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