Sellman Family History

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Sellman Name Meaning

English: variant of Selman. North German (Sellmann): topographic name from Middle Low German sele ‘meadow’, ‘bog’ + man ‘man’. South German: occupational name for a middleman in a land or property sale or for a guardian, from Middle High German sale ‘property transfer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Selman.

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

Similar surnames: Mellman, Stellman, Spellman, Selman, Seelman, Sillman, Hellman

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Sellman Family Origin

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Sellman Family Occupations

What did your Sellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sellman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sellman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sellman. A less common occupation for the Sellman family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sellman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sellman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sellman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sellman. For the veterans among your Sellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Sellman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sellman in 1955 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sellman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sellman 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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