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Selg Family History

Selg Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Sell, Selig, Seng, Self, Selk, Elg, Selz, Song, Bell, Feng

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Where is the Selg family from?

You can see how Selg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selg family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Selg families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Selg families living in New York. This was about 57% of all the recorded Selg's in USA. New York had the highest population of Selg families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selg surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selg ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Machinist was the top reported job for people in the USA named Selg. 20% of Selg men worked as a Machinist. .

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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

  • Machinist
  • Laborer
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Broker
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Census Records

There are 677 census records available for the last name Selg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selg 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 155 immigration records available for the last name Selg. 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 256 military records available for the last name Selg. For the veterans among your Selg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selg lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Selg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Selg in 1963 was 76, and 56 in 2004.

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