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

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Seiger Family Origin

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Seiger Family Occupations

What did your Seiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher (shop Ma) and Counter Hand were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Seiger. 20% of Seiger men worked as a Butcher (shop Ma) and 17% of Seiger women worked as a Counter Hand. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seiger were Ladies Hairdresser and Restaurant Kitchen Hand (h W )

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Butcher (shop Ma)
  • Furnistine Maker Own
  • Incapacitated
  • Ladies Hairdresser

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Counter Hand
  • Housekeeper
  • Irvoice Clerk
  • Restaurant Kitchen Hand (h W )

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

Seiger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Seiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiger 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 Seiger. 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 810 military records available for the last name Seiger. For the veterans among your Seiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seiger Life Expectancy

What is the average Seiger lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Seiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Seiger in 1953 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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