Selph Family History

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Selph Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Self.

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

Similar surnames: Relph, Selfe, Selvy, Welch, Seley, Felps, Sell, Rolph, Welsh, Selim

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Selph Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Selph name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Selph. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Selph Family Origin

Where is the Selph family from?

Selph Family Occupations

What did your Selph ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Selph occupation in the UK was Shoemaker. 100% of Selph's were Shoemakers.

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  • Shoemaker


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

Selph Historical Records

What Selph family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Selph. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selph 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Selph. 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 Selph. For the veterans among your Selph ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selph Life Expectancy

What is the average Selph lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Selph life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Selph in 1955 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selph

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selph 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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