Selig Family History

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Selig Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle High German selig ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’, or a variant of Salge 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zelik ‘fortunate’, ‘blessed’.

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

Similar surnames: Seelig, Feig, Selin, Belin, Steig, Seid, Selle, Serio, Sell, Henig

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Selig Family Origin

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Selig Family Occupations

What did your Selig ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selig family was Retired Grocer. Clockmaker, Commission Agent (Genl) and Retired Cabinet Manufr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selig. The most common Selig occupation in the UK was Clockmaker. 20% of Selig's were Clockmakers.

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  • Clockmaker

  • Commission Agent (Genl)

  • Retired Cabinet Manufr

  • Retired Grocer


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

Selig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Selig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selig 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 Selig. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Selig. For the veterans among your Selig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selig Life Expectancy

What is the average Selig lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Selig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Selig in 1955 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selig 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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