Selle Family History

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Selle Name Meaning

English: variant of Sell 1. German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German selle ‘friend’, ‘companion’. French: habitational name from any of the various places called Selle, Selles, or La Selle, named with Latin cella ‘cell’, ‘cot’, ‘hut’, ‘stall’. Dutch (Van Selle): habitational name for someone from Zelle in Herenthout, Antwerp.

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

Similar surnames: Seller, Zelle, Helle, Sell, Melle, Pelle, Welle, Seele, Belle, Soll

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Selle Family Origin

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Selle Family Occupations

What did your Selle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Selle occupation in the UK was Laundress. 17% of Selle's were Laundresss. Laundress, Master Cabinet Maker and Member Of Stock Exchange were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selle. A less common occupation for the Selle family was Professor Of Music.

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  • Laundress

  • Master Cabinet Maker

  • Member Of Stock Exchange

  • Professor Of Music


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

Selle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Selle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selle 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selle. 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 Selle. For the veterans among your Selle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selle Life Expectancy

What is the average Selle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Selle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Selle in 1947 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selle 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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