Selk Family History

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Selk Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named near Schleswig. Belgian: habitational name from Zelk in Diest, Brabant, Belgium.

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


Similar surnames: Seck, Selz, Selke, Soll, Beck, Sell, Elk, Silk, Kell, Sens

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Selk Family Origin

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Selk Family Occupations

What did your Selk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Selk family was Bartender. The most common Selk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Selk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selk.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Bartender

    5%

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

Selk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Selk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selk 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 683 immigration records available for the last name Selk. 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 814 military records available for the last name Selk. For the veterans among your Selk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selk Life Expectancy

What is the average Selk lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Selk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Selk in 1958 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selk 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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