Selkirk Family History

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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

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selkirk family was Agricultural Labourer. 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.

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Selkirk Historical Records

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Selkirk Life Expectancy

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