Seely Family History

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Seely Name Meaning

English: variant of Seeley.

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

Similar surnames: Seelye, Seel, Sealy, Seley, Feely, Keely, Seeley, Steely, Sheely

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Seely Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Seely name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Seely. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Seely Family Origin

Where is the Seely family from?

Seely Family Occupations

What did your Seely ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Seely occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Seely's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seely. A less common occupation for the Seely family was Charwoman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Charwoman


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

Seely Historical Records

What Seely family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Seely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seely 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Seely. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Seely. For the veterans among your Seely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seely Life Expectancy

What is the average Seely lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Seely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Seely in 1941 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seely

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seely 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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