Seltzer Family History

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Seltzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an extractor or seller of salt, from an agent derivative of Middle High German salz, German Salz ‘salt’.

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


Similar surnames: Meltzer, Setzer, Selzer, Netzer, Belzer, Fetzer, Zeltner, Retzer

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Seltzer Family Origin

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Seltzer Family Occupations

What did your Seltzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Seltzer. 13% of Seltzer men worked as a Salesman and 9% of Seltzer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Seltzer were Laborer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    13%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%

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

Seltzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Seltzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Seltzer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Seltzer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Seltzer. For the veterans among your Seltzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Seltzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Seltzer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Seltzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Seltzer in 1952 was 30, and 81 in 2004.

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