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Shelman Family History

Shelman Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Schellmann, a variant of Schell.

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

22,359 Historical Documents with Shelman on Ancestry.com
3,757 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
449 Military Records
257 Immigration Records
4,998 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Shelman Families

  • Number of Shelman families
     15 - 27
     6 - 14
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shelman families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shelman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shelman census records

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Shelman Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Shelman families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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

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Shelman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shelman 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 Shelman

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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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Shelman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Shelman census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shelman ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Shelman Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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