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Seltz Family History

Seltz Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in Pomerania.

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


Similar surnames: Selz, Meltz, Rentz, Eltz, Reetz, Slentz, Soltz, Seitz, Geltz, Speltz

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Where is the Seltz family from?

You can see how Seltz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Seltz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Seltz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Seltz family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Seltz's in USA. New York had the highest population of Seltz families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Seltz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Seltz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Seltz. 30% of Seltz men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Seltz women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seltz were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Operator
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Cook
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
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What Seltz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Seltz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seltz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 630 immigration records available for the last name Seltz. 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 748 military records available for the last name Seltz. For the veterans among your Seltz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Seltz lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Seltz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Seltz in 1961 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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