Sellen Family History

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Sellen Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name from a place so called in Westphalia. Swedish (Sellén): ornamental name probably formed with the place name element sel ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the common surname suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius.

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


Similar surnames: Sellin, Hellen, Seller, Selle, Kellen, Selden, Belle, Helle, Wellen

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Sellen Family Origin

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Sellen Family Occupations

What did your Sellen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Brickfd Lab and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sellen. The most common Sellen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Sellen's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Sellen family was Engine Fitter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Brickfd Lab

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Engine Fitter

    4%

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

Sellen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sellen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sellen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sellen. For the veterans among your Sellen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sellen Life Expectancy

What is the average Sellen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sellen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sellen in 1948 was 63, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sellen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sellen 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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