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Selzer Family History

Selzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Seltzer . German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Selz or Seltz.

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


Similar surnames: Belzer, Seller, Stelzer, Seltzer, Setzer, Sulzer, Zeller, Delzer

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Where is the Selzer family from?

You can see how Selzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Selzer families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Selzer family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Selzer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Selzer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Selzer. 19% of Selzer men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Selzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selzer were Farm Laborer and New Worker. .

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Secretary
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Selzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selzer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Selzer. For the veterans among your Selzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selzer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Selzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Selzer in 1952 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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