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Selden Family History

Selden Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Selden Farm in the parish of Patching, Sussex, probably so called from Old English s(e)alh ‘willow’ + denu ‘valley’.

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

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17,858 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
5,802 Military Records
1,883 Immigration Records
14,102 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Selden Families

  • Number of Selden families
     29 - 56
     10 - 28
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Selden families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Selden last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Selden Family Origin

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Selden Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Selden

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Selden Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Selden census records

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Selden Civil War Service Records

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