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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Siegel

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Via Middle High German from Vulgar Latin *sigellum, from Latin sigillum.

  1. A surname​.
  2. seal (the official pattern)

Notable Persons Named Siegel


Notable Persons With the Last Name Siegel

Benjamin Siegel was a racketeer, gangster, casino owner, racket (crime), casino, and casinoowner. Benjamin was born Benjamin Siegel on February 28th, 1906 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. Benjamin is also known as Benny, Bug, Bugs, and Bugsy. He died on June 20th, 1947.


David Siegel is a businessman. David was given the name David Alan Siegel on May 3rd, 1935 in Chicago.


Jerry Siegel is a comics creator. Jerry is also known as Joe Carter, Jerry Ess, and Herbert S. Fine.


Ruth was given the name Karola Ruth Siegel on June 4th, 1928 in Wiesenfeld , Germany. Ruth is also known as Dr. Ruth.


Donald Siegel was a film director and producer. Donald was born on October 26th, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, US. He left this life on April 20th, 1991.


Jackie Siegel is a model, beauty pageant contest director, actor, philanthropy, socialite, beauty pageant, actress, philanthropist, and beauty pageantcontest director. Jackie was given the name Jacqueline Mallery on January 19th, 1966.


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Popularity of Siegel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Siegel U.S.
  White 95.83% 64.26%
  African American 0.38% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.01% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Siegel

People with the last name Siegel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Siegel

  • How Popular is the name Siegel? As a last name Siegel was the 1,674th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Siegel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Siegel is Tuesday, July 17th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Siegel? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Siegel. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Siegel: Your name in reverse order is Legeis. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lesgei. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Siegel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 21,536 people with the last name Siegel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Siegel? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Siegel as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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