Sellman Family History

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Sellman Name Meaning

English: variant of Selman. North German (Sellmann): topographic name from Middle Low German sele ‘meadow’, ‘bog’ + man ‘man’. South German: occupational name for a middleman in a land or property sale or for a guardian, from Middle High German sale ‘property transfer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Selman.

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


Similar surnames: Mellman, Stellman, Spellman, Selman, Seelman, Sillman, Hellman

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Sellman Family Origin

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Sellman Family Occupations

What did your Sellman 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 Sellman. 3% of Sellman men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Sellman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sellman were Gardener and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Builders Carpenter And Joiner
    2%
  • Carpenter joiner
    2%
  • Gardener
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Caf Manageress
    2%
  • Cook
    2%
  • Domestic Servant
    2%

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

Sellman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellman 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 Sellman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sellman. For the veterans among your Sellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Sellman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sellman in 1955 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sellman

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