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Seehafer Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived close to a stand of lakeside grasses such as marram from Middle High German ‘lake’ + haver ‘oats’ or a metonymic occupational name for someone who collected them.

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


Similar surnames: Seher, Seeber, Schaefer, Hafer, Schaffer, Schauer, Soehner, Schader

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Where is the Seehafer family from?

You can see how Seehafer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seehafer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Seehafer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Seehafer families living in Wisconsin. This was about 84% of all the recorded Seehafer's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Seehafer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seehafer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seehafer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seehafer. 28% of Seehafer men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Seehafer women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labor
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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What Seehafer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Seehafer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seehafer 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 118 immigration records available for the last name Seehafer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 310 military records available for the last name Seehafer. For the veterans among your Seehafer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seehafer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Seehafer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Seehafer in 1957 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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