Seto Family History

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Seto Name Meaning

Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘strait’ and ‘door’. The name is probably connected with the Seto Naikai, called the ‘Inland Sea’ in English. The name is found mostly in the island of Kyushu, which bounds the Inland Sea on the west. Chinese : variant of Situ.

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

Similar surnames: Seta, Suto, Seo, Seno, Sebo, Peto, Seth, Szeto, Eto, Leto

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Seto Family Origin

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Seto Family Occupations

What did your Seto ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Seto. A less common occupation for the Seto family was Laborer. The most common Seto occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Seto's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Seto ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Seto Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seto. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seto census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Seto. 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 Card

There are 791 military records available for the last name Seto. For the veterans among your Seto ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seto Life Expectancy

What is the average Seto lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Seto life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Seto in 1962 was 85, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seto ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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