Selander Family History

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Selander Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the place name element sel ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the suffix -ander, from Greek aner ‘man’, genitive andros.

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


Similar surnames: Welander, Melander, Elander, Sealander, Helander, Bolander, Rylander

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Selander Family Origin

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Selander Family Occupations

What did your Selander ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Selander. 11% of Selander men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Selander women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selander were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Maid
    6%

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

Selander Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Selander. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selander 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selander. 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 634 military records available for the last name Selander. For the veterans among your Selander ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selander Life Expectancy

What is the average Selander lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Selander life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Selander in 1954 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selander

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selander 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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