Seiger Family History
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Seiger Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German seiger ‘scales’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a tester of weights. The word later developed the meaning ‘clock’, ‘watch’, and some examples of the surname may have arisen from a metonymic occupational name for a maker of timepieces. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a watchmaker, from Yiddish zeyger ‘watch’, ‘clock’ (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Seider, Seiler, Geiger, Zeiger, Seifer, Seger, Seiner, Steiger