Seiler Family History

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Seiler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a rope maker, from an agent derivative of German Seil ‘rope’, Middle High German seil. English: variant of Saylor.

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

Similar surnames: Seider, Seidler, Semler, Seifer, Seiger, Seiner, Keiler, Seller

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Seiler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Seiler name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Seiler Family Origin

Where is the Seiler family from?

Seiler Family Occupations

What did your Seiler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Seiler occupation in the UK was Slipper Maker. 50% of Seiler's were Slipper Makers. Slipper Maker and Traveller were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Seiler.

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  • Slipper Maker

  • Traveller


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

Seiler Historical Records

What Seiler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Seiler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seiler 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Seiler. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Seiler. For the veterans among your Seiler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seiler Life Expectancy

What is the average Seiler lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Seiler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seiler in 1950 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seiler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seiler 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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