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Selman Name Meaning

English: nickname for a happy or fortunate man, from Middle English seely ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’ + man, German Mann ‘man’. English: from the Middle English female personal name Seely (see Seeley 1), or of the nickname Sele (see Seal 4) + man ‘servant’, hence an occupational name for a servant employed by a bearer of either of these names. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Zelman, a pet form of Zalmen (see Salmon).

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


Similar surnames: Elman, Kelman, Sellman, Seaman, Salman, Belman, Helman, Salmon

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Selman Family Origin

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Selman Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Laundress

    3%
  • Ag Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Carpenter, Agricultural Labourer and Laundress were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selman. A less common occupation for the Selman family was Ag Labourer. The most common Selman occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 6% of Selman's were Carpenters.

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Selman Historical Records

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Selman Life Expectancy

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