Seel Family History

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Seel Name Meaning

English: variant of Seal. North German: metonymic occupational name for a rope maker, from Middle Low German sel ‘rope’.

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

Similar surnames: Segel, Seele, Seal, Seil, Sell, Skeel, Peel, Seed, Keel, See

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Seel Family Origin

Where is the Seel family from?

Seel Family Occupations

What did your Seel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Seel occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 3% of Seel's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Cooper and Hatter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seel. A less common occupation for the Seel family was Joiner & Carpenter.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Cooper

  • Hatter

  • Joiner & Carpenter


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

Seel Historical Records

What Seel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Seel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seel 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Seel. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Seel. For the veterans among your Seel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seel Life Expectancy

What is the average Seel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Seel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Seel in 1946 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seel 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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