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Origin and Meaning of Seiler

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  • According to a user from United States, the name Seiler is of German origin and means ""Seil" is an old German name for rope. A person that makes rope is a Seiler.".
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From seile +‎ -er

  1. a yachtsman; a sailor (person who sails as a sport)
  2. a swift (bird of family Apodidae)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Seiler

    John P. "Jack" Seiler is a Mayor of Wilton Manors, 41st Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, and Mayor ofWilton Manors. John was born on May 27th, 1963 in Fort Collins, Colorado.


    Sonny Seiler is an office holder. Sonny was born on February 20th, 1933 in Savannah, Georgia.


    Lewis Seiler was a film director. His career lasted from 1923 to 1958. Lewis was born on September 30th, 1890 in New York, New York, USA. He died on January 8th, 1964.


    Reinhard was born on August 30th, 1909 in Rawicz. He passed away on October 6th, 1989.


    Kerim Seiler is an artist and architect. He was most active from 1999 to present. Kerim was born Kerim Seiler on November 13th, 1974 in Bern.


    Theo was born on February 12th, 1949.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Seiler U.S.
      White 94.81% 64.26%
      African American 0.50% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.53% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.27% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.42% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Seiler

    People with the last name Seiler are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Seiler

    • How Popular is the name Seiler? As a last name Seiler was the 4,344th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Seiler first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Seiler is Monday, February 29th, 1904.
    • How unique is the name Seiler? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Seiler. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Seiler: Your name in reverse order is Relies. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Slreei. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Seiler? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,170 people with the last name Seiler.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seiler? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Seiler as their last name.

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