Sells Family History

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Sells Name Meaning

English: variant of Sell 1.

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


Similar surnames: Selle, Ells, Eells, Sell, Fells, Wells, Mell, Pells, Spells, Seley

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Sells Family Origin

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Sells Family Occupations

What did your Sells ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sells. 14% of Sells men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Sells women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sells were Farming and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Teacher
    4%
  • Housewife
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sells Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Sells. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sells 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sells. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sells. For the veterans among your Sells ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sells Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sells in 1944 was 23, and 72 in 2004.

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