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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Sellen. 7% of Sellen men worked as a General Labourer and 58% of Sellen women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sellen were Lorry Driver and Household Duties (unpaid)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Locomotive Fitter
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Paid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties (unpaid)

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sellen Historical Records

What Sellen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 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 1,000 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 759 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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