Sellmeyer Family History

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Sellmeyer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the steward of a hall or manor house, from Middle High German sal ‘hall’, ‘residence’ + meier ‘steward’ (see Meyer 1).

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


Similar surnames: Spellmeyer, Kallmeyer, Neumeyer, Altmeyer, Wedemeyer, Killmeyer

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Sellmeyer Family Origin

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Sellmeyer Family Occupations

What did your Sellmeyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sellmeyer. 15% of Sellmeyer men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Sellmeyer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sellmeyer were Machinist and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Nurse
    7%

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

Sellmeyer Historical Records

What Sellmeyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sellmeyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellmeyer 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 199 immigration records available for the last name Sellmeyer. 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 286 military records available for the last name Sellmeyer. For the veterans among your Sellmeyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sellmeyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sellmeyer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sellmeyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Sellmeyer in 1963 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sellmeyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sellmeyer 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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