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Seligson Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Zelik (see Selig ).

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


Similar surnames: Seligman, Selig, Elson, Lewison, Eliason, Levinson, Stevison, Searson

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Where is the Seligson family from?

You can see how Seligson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seligson family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Seligson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Seligson families living in New York. This was about 71% of all the recorded Seligson's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seligson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seligson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seligson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seligson. 37% of Seligson men worked as a Salesman and 37% of Seligson women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seligson were Merchant 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
    37%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Merchant
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    37%
  • Teacher
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Seligson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Seligson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Seligson in 1959 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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