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Seller Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name, a variant of Sell 1. English and Scottish: occupational name for a saddler, from Anglo-Norman French seller (Old French sellier, Latin sellarius, a derivative of sella ‘seat’, ‘saddle’). English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the cellars of a great house or monastery, from Anglo-Norman French celler ‘cellar’ (Old French cellier), or a reduction of the Middle English agent derivative cellerer. English and Scottish: occupational name for a tradesman or merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle English sell(en) ‘to sell’ (Old English sellan ‘to hand over, deliver’). German: probably a habitational name from a place named Sella near Hoyerswerda.

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


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 the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Seller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 48% of all the recorded Seller's in the 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 US 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 Waitress.

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

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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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