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Seifer Surname Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Siegfried . Compare Sypher . Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a soap maker from an agent derivative of German Seife Yiddish zeyf ‘soap’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Seiler, Seiger, Seider, Reifer, Seiner, Leifer, Geiger, Seifert

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Where is the Seifer family from?

You can see how Seifer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seifer family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seifer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there were 4 Seifer families living in Roxburghshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Seifer's in Scotland. Roxburghshire had the highest population of Seifer families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seifer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seifer. 17% of Seifer men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Seifer women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seifer were Proprietor and Model. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Model
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Seifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seifer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Seifer. 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 506 military records available for the last name Seifer. For the veterans among your Seifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seifer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Seifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Seifer in 1954 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

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