See Name Meaning

English and German: topographic name for someone who lived by the sea-shore or beside a lake, from Middle English see ‘sea’, ‘lake’ (Old English s?), Middle High German se. Alternatively, the English name may denote someone who lived by a watercourse, from an Old English seoh ‘watercourse’, ‘drain’.

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


Similar surnames: Lee, Bee, Seed, Seel, Gee, Senne, Sepe, Ree, Aue, Seck

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See Family Origin

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See Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%

In 1881, the most common See occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of See's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the See family was Tailor. Agricultural Labourer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by See.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, See life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for See in 1940 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for See

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