Seiller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Seiller surname is derived from the German word "seil," meaning "rope," and as such it is thought to have originally been an occupational name for a maker of rope.

Early Origins of the Seiller family

The surname Seiller was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name emerged in Bale and in Schaffhausen in Switzerland where they became prominent families.

Early History of the Seiller family

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Seiller Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Seiler, Seyler, Sailer, Sayler and others.

Early Notables of the Seiller family (pre 1700)

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Seiller Ranking

In France, the name Seiller is the 3,679th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]


United States Seiller migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Seiller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Henry Seiller, who arrived in Texas in 1850-1906 [2]
  • Margaret Seiller, aged 17, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ 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)


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