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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Seltzer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Seltzer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • European Jewish

    31%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • France

    2%

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Seltzer Family Origin

Where is the Seltzer family from?

Seltzer Family Occupations

What did your Seltzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Seltzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Seltzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Seltzer family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Seltzer.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Butcher

    5%

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

Seltzer Historical Records

What Seltzer family records will you find?

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Seltzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Seltzer 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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