Selwyn Family History

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Selwyn Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name, Selewyne, from the Old English personal name Selewine, composed of the elements sele ‘hall’ + wine ‘friend’.

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


Similar surnames: Selway, Selman, Goldwyn, Gerwin, Ellen, Selden, Yelton, Yellin

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Selwyn Family Origin

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Selwyn Family Occupations

What did your Selwyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Selwyn. 37% of Selwyn men worked as a Salesman and 67% of Selwyn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selwyn were Engraver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    37%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Manufacturer
    19%
  • Engraver
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    67%
  • Clerk
    34%

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

Selwyn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Selwyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selwyn 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Selwyn. 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 Selwyn. For the veterans among your Selwyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selwyn Life Expectancy

What is the average Selwyn lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Selwyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Selwyn in 1955 was 35, and 86 in 2004.

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