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Selcer Family History

Selcer Name Meaning

Slavic spelling of German Seltzer.

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


Similar surnames: Smelcer, Melcer, Sulcer, Selzer, Selser, Selter, Selmer, Seller

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Where is the Selcer family from?

You can see how Selcer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selcer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Selcer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Selcer family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Selcer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Selcer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selcer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selcer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Selcer. 42% of Selcer men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    42%
  • Proprietor
    25%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Attendant
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selcer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selcer 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 154 immigration records available for the last name Selcer. 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 151 military records available for the last name Selcer. For the veterans among your Selcer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selcer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2003, in the United States, Selcer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Selcer in 1946 was 46, and 75 in 2003.

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