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Definitions for Seymour
ˈsi mɔr, -moʊrsey·mour

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Seymour, Jane Seymournoun

    Queen of England as the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI (1509-1537)


  1. Seymournoun

    transferred from the surname.


  1. seymour

    "Seymour" is often used as a personal male first name or a surname. It is of English origin derived from the Norman surname "St. Maur", which could mean "Saint Maurus" or could be related to a location in Northern France. However, without specific context, "Seymour" could refer to a various things such as places (e.g., towns or cities named Seymour in various countries), famous persons (e.g., Seymour Hersh, an investigative journalist, or Seymour Papert, a computer scientist), or even fictional characters (e.g., Seymour Skinner from The Simpsons). Therefore, its precise meaning or reference may change depending on its usage.


  1. Seymour

    Seymour is a city in Jackson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 17,503 at the 2010 census. Seymour is called the "Crossroads of America" because the North/South and East/West railroads cross in downtown. The North/South line, the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad, was built in the 1840s connecting Indianapolis to the Ohio River at Jeffersonville. It ran through the Shields farm at the area that is now Seymour. In 1852 when the East/West railroad, the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, was going to be built, Capt. Meedy Shields who was the cousin of General John Tipton talked the surveyor, John Seymour, into putting it through his land. In return he named the town Seymour. All trains had to stop at a crossroad, making Seymour a bustling community. Seymour is the birthplace of former Indiana 9th District U.S. Representative Baron Hill, Texas lawyer Paul Eggers, singer John Mellencamp, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, retired professional wrestler Rip Rogers, and Robert Shields whose personal diary earned him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Robert William Shields was a distant cousin of Seymour founder Meedy Shields. Also Seymour is the home of rock band The Elms.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Seymour is ranked #1394 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Seymour surname appeared 25,436 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Seymour.

    82.5% or 21,008 total occurrences were White.
    10.8% or 2,770 total occurrences were Black.
    2.5% or 636 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 496 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.4% or 356 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.6% or 170 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seymour in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Seymour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Seymour in a Sentence

  1. Monica Kelsey:

    These babies were left in trash cans and dumpsters. One was left at the door of a hospital. That baby had frozen to death before he was found, but this little girl [ in Seymour ] is going to grow up knowing how much her birth mom loved her just like I did.

  2. Bruce Barnes:

    Our board of trustees, staff, and members are thrilled that this wonderful sculpture of Philip Seymour Hoffman has been placed at our Dryden Theatre, since the museum was founded, one of our key missions has been to preserve and exhibit motion pictures, and this statue enables us to recognize Hoffman’s extraordinary contribution to the art of cinema.

  3. Jane Seymour:

    He also demanded Jane Seymour lie about being at his house. He was the most powerful man in Hollywood at that time.

  4. Jane Seymour:

    He sat down next to me and said,' Well, I've told everyone you're perfect for my movie and I can't wait. I've done my bit. Now it's your turn to do your bit,' she recalled. Jane Seymour said she did n’t understand what the producer was referring to, until he began sliding his hand up her thigh. He said,' No, no, you know what you have to do.' And I'm going,' No, I don't.' And he put his hand on my thigh, way up high. And being very British, I sort of crossed my legs and started scooting down the couch until I'd ended up with no couch left and I really had no option but to stand up and just say,' Please help me get home, ’.

  5. Seymour Mayor Matt Nicholson:

    Here we are 224 days later and we've had our first baby saved by the box, and I think that's an awesome feat, i'm glad the city of Seymour and the council chose to get the box when they did.

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