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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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, 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. The most common Sellman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Sellman's were Farmers.

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Sellman Historical Records

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Sellman Life Expectancy

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