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Selz Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from any of several places so named.

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


Similar surnames: Seltz, Selk, Belz, Soll, Welz, Milz, Zell, Sens, Kell, Selle

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Where is the Selz family from?

You can see how Selz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selz family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Selz families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Selz families living in Ohio. This was about 54% of all the recorded Selz's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Selz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Selz. 16% of Selz men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Selz women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Shoe Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Selz family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selz 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 814 immigration records available for the last name Selz. 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 620 military records available for the last name Selz. For the veterans among your Selz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selz lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Selz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Selz in 1958 was 47, and 83 in 2004.

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