Seal Family History

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Seal Name Meaning

English: variant of Sale 1. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of seals or signet rings, from Middle English, Old French seel ‘seal’ (Latin sigillum). English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of saddles, from Old French seele ‘saddle’. English: nickname for a plump or ungainly person, from Middle English sele ‘seal’ (the aquatic mammal). Americanized form (translation) of Jewish Siegel.

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


Similar surnames: Beal, Sell, Veal, Bean, Seel, Real, Seil, Pearl, Neal, Leal

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Seal Family Origin

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Seal Family Occupations

What did your Seal ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Seal. 3% of Seal men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Seal women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seal were Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Gardener
    2%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Bricklayer
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    53%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Seal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Seal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seal 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 Seal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Seal. For the veterans among your Seal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seal Life Expectancy

What is the average Seal lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Seal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Seal in 1944 was 38, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seal

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