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Selvy Family History

Selvy Name Meaning
Variant spelling of English Selvey.

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

8,552 Historical Documents with Selvy on Ancestry.com
2,453 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
345 Military Records
66 Immigration Records
2,201 Census and Voter Lists
3,487 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Selvy Families

  • Number of Selvy families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Selvy families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Selvy last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Selvy census records

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Selvy Family Origin

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Selvy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Selvy families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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 Selvy

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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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Selvy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Selvy census records

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Selvy Civil War Service Records

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