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Seif Family History

Seif Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a soap maker from Middle High German seife German Seife ‘soap’. Arabic: variant of Saif . Bearers of this surname are both Muslims and Christians.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Seif family from?

You can see how Seif families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seif family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seif families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Seif families living in Norfolk. This was about 81% of all the recorded Seif's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Seif families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seif surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seif ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Seif. 50% of Seif women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Service
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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