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Selvidge Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire):: from Middle English selvage silvadge ‘edge of a cloth bandage ornamental edging (to a cloth or garment)’ hence a nickname for someone who made or sold such items. variant of Savage .

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


Similar surnames: Elvidge, Savidge, Sandidge, Eldridge, Kerridge, Berridge, Sulfridge

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Where is the Selvidge family from?

You can see how Selvidge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selvidge family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Selvidge families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Selvidge families living in Tennessee. This was about 83% of all the recorded Selvidge's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Selvidge families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selvidge surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selvidge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Selvidge. 31% of Selvidge men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Selvidge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selvidge were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    36%
  • Seamstress
    18%
  • House Keeping
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Selvidge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selvidge 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 106 immigration records available for the last name Selvidge. 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 988 military records available for the last name Selvidge. For the veterans among your Selvidge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selvidge lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Selvidge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Selvidge in 1941 was 30, and 75 in 2004.

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