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Sella Family History

Sella Name Meaning

Italian: from Latin sella ‘saddle throne’ also ‘mountain pass or col’ used to denote a saddler or alternatively as a topographic name for someone who lived by a mountain pass or a habitational name from any of the many places throughout Italy named with this word.

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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Where is the Sella family from?

You can see how Sella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Sella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Sella families living in New York. This was about 34% of all the recorded Sella's in USA. New York had the highest population of Sella families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sella. 37% of Sella men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Sella women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sella were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    37%
  • Truck Driver
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    23%
  • Student Nurse
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sella 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sella. 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 534 military records available for the last name Sella. For the veterans among your Sella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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