Selvage Family History

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Selvage Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Perhaps from the Old English personal name S?lwig (see Selway).

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

Similar surnames: Salvage, Savage, Selway, Elvidge, Sauvage, Slade, Sage, Selvey, Lage

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Selvage Family Origin

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Selvage Family Occupations

What did your Selvage ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selvage family was Engine Driver In Paper Mill. The most common Selvage occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 10% of Selvage's were Boot Makers. Boot Maker, Bricklayer and Carman At Saw Mills were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selvage.

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  • Boot Maker

  • Bricklayer

  • Carman At Saw Mills

  • Engine Driver In Paper Mill


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

Selvage Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Selvage. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selvage 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Selvage. 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 838 military records available for the last name Selvage. For the veterans among your Selvage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selvage Life Expectancy

What is the average Selvage lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Selvage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Selvage in 1959 was 40, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selvage

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selvage 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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