Selinger Family History

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Selinger Name Meaning

German: probably a variant of Söllinger, a habitational name from any of several places named Söllingen, particularly one near Karlsruhe. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Salinger.

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

Similar surnames: Salinger, Solinger, Sellinger, Seeliger, Remlinger, Herlinger

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Selinger Family Origin

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Selinger Family Occupations

What did your Selinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Selinger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Selinger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Selinger family was Butcher. Farmer, Keeping House and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selinger.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • At School

  • Butcher


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Selinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Selinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selinger census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Selinger. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Selinger. For the veterans among your Selinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selinger Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Selinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Selinger in 1957 was 29, and 34 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selinger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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