Sella Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for a saddler, from Italian, Latin sella ‘saddle’. The term is also used in a topographic sense for a mountain pass, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this meaning. Sellas is found as a Greek family name, derived from the Latin word in the occupational sense.

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


Similar surnames: Stella, Bella, Sell, Rella, Sulla, Pella, Tella, Palla, Selle, Helle

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Sella Family Origin

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Sella Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Bookbinder

    8%
  • Carpenter

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sella family was Carpenter. The most common Sella occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Sella's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Laborer and Bookbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sella.

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Sella Historical Records

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Sella Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Sella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sella in 1962 was 70, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sella

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