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

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  • Clockmaker

    20%
  • Commission Agent (Genl)

    20%
  • Retired Cabinet Manufr

    20%
  • Retired Grocer

    20%

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

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Selig Historical Records

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Selig Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selig

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