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Selkirk Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Selkirk in the Scottish Borders, named from Middle English sale, sele ‘hall’, ‘manor’ + kirk ‘church’.

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


Similar surnames: Sellick, Kirk, Buskirk, Neikirk, Senick, Elrick, Newkirk, Hobkirk

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Selkirk Family Origin

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Selkirk Family Occupations

What did your Selkirk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Selkirk occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Selkirk's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Annuitant and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selkirk. A less common occupation for the Selkirk family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

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

Selkirk Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Selkirk ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Selkirk Life Expectancy

What is the average Selkirk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, Selkirk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Selkirk in 1962 was 87, and 72 in 2004.

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