Selan Family History

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Selan Name Meaning

Slovenian: habitational name for a person from any of the many places in Slovenia called Sela, Sele or Selo, named with the archaic Slovenian word selo ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ (plural sela, sele), or an archaic nickname for a villager (of the same origin). Compare Selak.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Selak, Selman, Shean, Bean, Seelen, Belan, Pelan, Salin, Kelman, Seda

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Selan Family Origin

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Selan Family Occupations

What did your Selan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Haulage Engine Driver Below and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Selan. 50% of Selan men worked as a Colliery Haulage Engine Driver Below and 67% of Selan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selan were Royal Miner Police X 5 and Editor Metropolitan Journal

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Haulage Engine Driver Below
    50%
  • Royal Miner Police X 5
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Editor Metropolitan Journal
    34%

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

Selan Historical Records

What Selan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 391 immigration records available for the last name Selan. 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 Card

There are 246 military records available for the last name Selan. For the veterans among your Selan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selan Life Expectancy

What is the average Selan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Selan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Selan in 1962 was 77, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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