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Seller Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English seller ‘saddler’ (Old French seller selier Latin sellarius a derivative of sella ‘seat saddle’). English and Scottish: occupational name for a tradesman or merchant from an agent derivative of Middle English sellen ‘to sell’ (Old English sellan ‘to hand over deliver’). English and Scottish: occupational name or nickname for the officer in a monastery or great household charged with the storage and distribution of provisions from a shortened form of Middle English celerer selerer ‘cellarer’ (Old French celerer medieval Latin cellerarius). North German: occupational name for a small retailer or peddler from Middle Low German sellen ‘to sell (small items)’. German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Selle Sellen Sella.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Keller, Weller, Peller, Speller, Feller, Heller, Zeller, Selle

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Where is the Seller family from?

You can see how Seller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Seller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Seller's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Seller families in 1840.
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What did your Seller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seller. 23% of Seller men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Seller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seller were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Seller. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Seller. For the veterans among your Seller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seller lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Seller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Seller in 1955 was 33, and 87 in 2004.

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