Selden Family History

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Selden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Selden Farm in the parish of Patching, Sussex, probably so called from Old English s(e)alh ‘willow’ + denu ‘valley’.

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


Similar surnames: Elden, Sellen, Walden, Skeldon, Belden, Hedden, Weldon, Welden, Olden

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Selden Family Origin

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Selden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Gardener

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Bricklayer Labourer

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Gardener and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selden. A less common occupation for the Selden family was Bricklayer Labourer. The most common Selden occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Selden's were Farmers.

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Selden Historical Records

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Selden Life Expectancy

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