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Self Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): from the Middle English personal name Saulf, Old English S?wulf, composed of the elements s? ‘sea’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Relf, Rolf, Sell, Seif, Sole, Belt, Senf, Helf, Gell, Seda

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Self Family Origin

Where is the Self family from?

Self Family Occupations

What did your Self ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Self family was Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Self. The most common Self occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Self's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Self Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Self. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Self 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Self. 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 27,000 military records available for the last name Self. For the veterans among your Self ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Self Life Expectancy

What is the average Self lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Self life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Self in 1942 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Self

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Self 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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