Stelling Family History

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Stelling Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Kent. The former is probbly from an Old English stelling ‘shelter or fold for cattle’; the latter may be named with an unattested Old English male personal name, Stealla, + -ingas, a suffix denoting ‘family or followers of’. Dutch: topographic name from a derivative of Middle Dutch stelle ‘land built up on mudflats behind a dike’. German: derivative of Stell 1, for a small cattle farmer.

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

Similar surnames: Helling, Welling, Telling, Melling, Steding, Sterling, Sellin

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Stelling Family Origin

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Stelling Family Occupations

What did your Stelling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Stelling family was Woodman. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stelling. The most common Stelling occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Stelling's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Woodman


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

Stelling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Stelling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stelling 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stelling. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stelling. For the veterans among your Stelling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stelling Life Expectancy

What is the average Stelling lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stelling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stelling in 1945 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stelling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stelling 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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