Seymour Family History

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Seymour Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Saint-Maur-des-Fossées in Seine, northern France, or possibly from Saint-Maur-sur-Loire in Touraine. Both places are named from the dedication of the church there to St. Maur (see Moore 3).

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

Similar surnames: Semper, Weymouth, De Moura, Meylor, Armour, Segur, Sedor, Semar, Semo

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Seymour Family Origin

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Seymour Family Occupations

What did your Seymour ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Seymour. 2% of Seymour men worked as a General Labourer and 52% of Seymour women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seymour were Carpenter and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

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

Seymour Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 294,000 census records available for the last name Seymour. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seymour 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 33,000 immigration records available for the last name Seymour. 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 42,000 military records available for the last name Seymour. For the veterans among your Seymour ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seymour Life Expectancy

What is the average Seymour lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Seymour life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Seymour in 1943 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seymour

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seymour 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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