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Seltzer Family History

Seltzer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt, from an agent derivative of Middle High German salz, German Salz ‘salt’.

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

92,196 Historical Documents with Seltzer on Ancestry.com
22,318 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,824 Military Records
4,604 Immigration Records
20,157 Census and Voter Lists
41,293 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Seltzer Families

  • Number of Seltzer families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Seltzer families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Seltzer families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Seltzer census records

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Seltzer Family Origin

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Seltzer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Seltzer

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Seltzer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Seltzer census records

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Seltzer Civil War Service Records

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