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There are 21,991 people with the Seeley surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Seeley surname come from:
USA
 (65%)
Great Britain
 (21%)
Canada
 (10%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (0.6%)
Ireland
 (0.6%)
Philippines
 (0.4%)
South Africa
 (0.2%)
Benin
 (0.2%)
Indonesia
 (0.2%)
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The meaning of the name Seeley:
  1. English: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ (Old English s?lig, from s?l ‘happiness’, ‘good fortune’). The word was also occasionally used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages. The sense ‘pitiable’, which developed into modern English silly, is not attested before the 15th century.
  2. Altered form of German Seele, respelled to preserve the bisyllabic pronunciation of the German name.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Seeley:
Charles Seeley   Deborah Seeley   Ebenezer Seeley   Elizabeth Seeley   Hannah Seeley   John Seeley   Joseph Seeley   Justus Seeley   Martha Seeley   Mary Seeley   Nathaniel Seeley   Rebecca Seeley   Robert Seeley   Sarah Seeley   William Seeley  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Seeley:
Seeley Web Site, 9 members
Seeley Web Site, 4 members
Seeley Web Site, 3 members
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