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Anselm Surname Meaning

English and German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Anshelm composed of the elements ans- ‘god’ + helm ‘protection helmet’. The personal name was taken to France and England by St. Anselm (c. 1033–1109) known as the Father of Scholasticism. He was born in Aosta Italy joined the Benedictine order at Bec in Normandy France and in 1093 became archbishop of Canterbury England.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ansell, Anselmo, Ansel, Angel, Hansel, Engel, Mansell, Amsel, Daniel

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You can see how Anselm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anselm family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Anselm families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Anselm family living in Kentucky. This was about 50% of all the recorded Anselm's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Anselm families in 1840.
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What did your Anselm ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Anselm. 100% of Anselm women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Passenger Lists

There are 477 immigration records available for the last name Anselm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Anselm. For the veterans among your Anselm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anselm lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Anselm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Anselm in 1962 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

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