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Siefken Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Siefert (see Siegfried).

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


Similar surnames: Siefker, Siefkes, Siefke, Wiemken, Sieben, Tieken, Tienken, Dieken

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Where is the Siefken family from?

You can see how Siefken families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siefken family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Siefken families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Siefken families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Siefken's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Siefken families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siefken surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siefken ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Siefken. 38% of Siefken men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Siefken women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siefken were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    17%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Siefken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siefken 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 478 immigration records available for the last name Siefken. 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 486 military records available for the last name Siefken. For the veterans among your Siefken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siefken lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Siefken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Siefken in 1948 was 45, and 85 in 2004.

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