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Early Origins of the Seifert family

The surname Seifert was first found in Somerset where the mononymous Seuare was a Knights Templar in 1185. The name was derived from the Old English woman's name for "sea passage."

A few years later in Suffolk, Sephare was registered at Bury St Edmunds in 1188 and Radulfus filius Sefare was later registered in 1221. As a forename Seuar' Boykin was listed at Ely, Suffolk in 1277. The Pipe Rolls for Cornwall listed William Seuare there in 1185 and Hugh Seuare was found in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1285. In Bedfordshire, we found Walter Sefare in the Pipe Rolls for 1230. [1]

Again in Essex, Thomas Safare (Savare) was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls for 1327 and in Suffolk, William Sefare and Ralph Seffare were registered in the Subsidy Rolls for 1327. [1]

A scan through the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 revealed John le Severe in Huntingdonshire holding lands there at that time. [2] In Norfolk, Henry Sever was registered there in 1441. [3]

Early History of the Seifert family

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Seifert Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Sever, Sevior, Sevyer, Seeviour, Siveyer, Sivier, Siver, Sivyer, Saviour, Saver, Seyvior, Sceviour, Scievor and many more.

Early Notables of the Seifert family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Henry Sever (d. 1471), First Provost of Eton College and Warden of Merton. In 1427, he served as Senior Proctor in the University. He...
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Seifert Ranking

In the United States, the name Seifert is the 3,414th most popular surname with an estimated 9,948 people with that name. [4]


United States Seifert migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seifert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Seifert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [5]
  • Philip Seifert, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [5]
  • Johannes Seifert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [5]
  • Sebastian Seifert, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [5]
Seifert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jakob Seifert, who landed in Ohio in 1834 [5]
  • Anna Seifert, who arrived in Texas in 1840-1850 [5]
  • Christian Seifert, who landed in America in 1840 [5]
  • Constantin Seifert, who arrived in America in 1840 [5]
  • Edward Seifert, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [5]
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Seifert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Charles Seifert, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906 [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Seifert (post 1700) +

  • George Seifert (b. 1940), former American NFL football player and coach
  • Mike Seifert, American NFL football player for the Cleveland Browns in 1974
  • Mrs. Paul M. Seifert, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Boone County, 1933 [6]
  • Marty Seifert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 2008 [6]
  • Edward Seifert, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1932 [6]
  • Alfred H. Seifert, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Guilford, 1910 [6]
  • Bill Seifert (b. 1939), retired NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racer
  • Reubin "Richard" Seifert (1910-2001), British architect, best known for designing the Centrepoint tower and Tower 42
  • Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986), Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist
  • Jan Seifert (b. 1968), German former footballer
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Bismarck
  • Willy Seifert (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Walter Seifert (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Helmut Seifert (1920-1941), German Maschinengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]
  • Erich Seifert (1919-1941), German Maschinenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [7]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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