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Selvig Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads named Selvik, notably on the west coast of Norway, probably so named from Old Norse selja ‘willow’ or selr ‘seal’ + vík ‘inlet’.

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


Similar surnames: Stavig, Sellin, Selix, Sevy, Selvage, Seelig, Selig, Selvey, Salvia

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Selvig Family Origin

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Selvig Family Occupations

What did your Selvig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farming, Farmer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selvig. A less common occupation for the Selvig family was Keeping House. The most common Selvig occupation in the USA was Farming. 44% of Selvig's were Farmings.

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  • Farming

    44%
  • Farmer

    22%
  • Clerk

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%

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

Selvig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Selvig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selvig 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Selvig. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Selvig. For the veterans among your Selvig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selvig Life Expectancy

What is the average Selvig lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Selvig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Selvig in 1964 was 81, and 101 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selvig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selvig 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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