Selvy Family History

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Selvy Name Meaning

Variant spelling of English Selvey.

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

Similar surnames: Seley, Selvey, Silvey, Sealey, Sealy, Sell, Seely, Selle, Selph, Elzy

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Selvy Family Origin

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Selvy Family Occupations

What did your Selvy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Selvy occupation in the UK was Assureance Agent. 20% of Selvy's were Assureance Agents. Assureance Agent, Builder and Labourer Genl were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selvy. A less common occupation for the Selvy family was Lodging Ho Keeper.

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  • Assureance Agent

  • Builder

  • Labourer Genl

  • Lodging Ho Keeper


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

Selvy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Selvy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selvy 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 77 immigration records available for the last name Selvy. 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 365 military records available for the last name Selvy. For the veterans among your Selvy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selvy Life Expectancy

What is the average Selvy lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2003, in the United States, Selvy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Selvy in 1956 was 59, and 69 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selvy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selvy 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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