Selvey Family History

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Selvey Name Meaning

English (mainly Staffordshire): probably from a variant of the medieval personal name Selwei (see Selway).

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

Similar surnames: Silvey, Selley, Selway, Selvy, Seley, Yeley, Selle, Silver, Leavey

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Selvey Family Origin

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Selvey Family Occupations

What did your Selvey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Selvey. 3% of Selvey men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 56% of Selvey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selvey were Fitter (frazing) On Aid Work and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Bricklayer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Fitter (frazing) On Aid Work

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Retired

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

Selvey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Selvey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selvey 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 411 immigration records available for the last name Selvey. 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 Selvey. For the veterans among your Selvey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selvey Life Expectancy

What is the average Selvey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Selvey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Selvey in 1957 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selvey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selvey 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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