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Selva Family History

Selva Name Meaning
Catalan and Italian: from any of various places in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, or northern Italy named Selva, as for instance the Catalan district La Selva, from selva ‘wood’, Latin silva.

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

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16,080 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
509 Military Records
2,435 Immigration Records
6,864 Census and Voter Lists
2,854 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Selva Families

  • Number of Selva families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Selva families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Selva last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Selva census records

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Selva Family Origin

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Selva Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Selva

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Selva Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Selva census records

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Selva Civil War Service Records

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