Selbe Family History

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Selbe Name Meaning

German: habitational name, from Selb near Hof.

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

Similar surnames: Selke, Selle, Elbe, Zerbe, Selby, Seeber, Sellen, Belle, Helle

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Selbe Family Origin

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Selbe Family Occupations

What did your Selbe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Selbe family was Farming. The most common Selbe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Selbe's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selbe.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Coal Miner

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Selbe ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Selbe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selbe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selbe 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 77 immigration records available for the last name Selbe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Selbe. For the veterans among your Selbe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selbe Life Expectancy

What is the average Selbe lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Selbe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Selbe in 1949 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selbe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selbe 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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