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

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Self Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Farm Labourer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

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Self Historical Records

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Self Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1942 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Self

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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