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Sellman Family History

Sellman Name Meaning
English: variant of Selman.North German (Sellmann): topographic name from Middle Low German sele ‘meadow’, ‘bog’ + man ‘man’.South German: occupational name for a middleman in a land or property sale or for a guardian, from Middle High German sale ‘property transfer’.Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Selman.

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

94,699 Historical Documents with Sellman on Ancestry.com
16,308 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,052 Military Records
1,210 Immigration Records
14,317 Census and Voter Lists
60,812 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sellman Families

  • Number of Sellman families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sellman families
     32 - 62
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sellman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sellman Family Origin

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Sellman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sellman

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Sellman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sellman census records

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Sellman Civil War Service Records

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