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Selland Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the four farmsteads in Rogaland and Hordaland named in Old Norse as Seljuland from selja ‘willow’ + land ‘(piece of) land farm’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Helland, Felland, Belland, Yelland, Hetland, Ueland, Netland

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Where is the Selland family from?

You can see how Selland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Selland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Selland families living in Minnesota. This was about 43% of all the recorded Selland's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Selland families in 1880.
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What did your Selland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Selland. 55% of Selland men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Selland women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selland were Volunteer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Laborer
  • Volunteer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Selland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 373 immigration records available for the last name Selland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 286 military records available for the last name Selland. For the veterans among your Selland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selland lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Selland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Selland in 1950 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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