Selva Name Meaning

Catalan and Italian: from any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva ‘wood’, Latin silva.

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


Similar surnames: Salva, Serra, Selle, Silva, Sella, Sola, Sera, Serda, Sava, Delva

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Selva Family Origin

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Selva Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Job Work

    17%
  • Keeps House

    17%
  • Laborer

    17%

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In 1880, the most common Selva occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Selva's were Farmers. Farmer, Job Work and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selva. A less common occupation for the Selva family was Laborer.

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Selva Historical Records

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Selva Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Selva life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Selva in 1962 was 75, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selva

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