Seif Family History

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Seif Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a soap maker, from Middle High German seife, German Seife ‘soap’. Arabic: from a personal name based on sayf ‘sword’. Saifullah ‘sword of Allah’ was a title of honor bestowed by the Prophet Muhammad on the military leader Khalid ibn-al-Walid (see Khalid).

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

Similar surnames: Seid, Seil, Seim, Senf, Reiff, Wein, Stein, Feig, Reil, Lein

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Seif Family Origin

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Seif Family Occupations

What did your Seif ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Agricultural Worker (retir and Domestic Service were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Seif. 13% of Seif men worked as an Agricultural Worker (retir and 14% of Seif women worked as a Domestic Service. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seif were Draper hosier (manager and Bedding pillow Manufacturer

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Agricultural Worker (retir
  • Bedding pillow Manufacturer
  • Draper hosier (dealer)
  • Draper hosier (manager

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Domestic Service
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Assistant Dipartmentce Store
  • Bedding pillow Manufacturer

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

Seif Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seif. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seif 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seif. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Seif. For the veterans among your Seif ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seif Life Expectancy

What is the average Seif lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Seif life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Seif in 1957 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seif

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