Shelman Family History

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Shelman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schellmann, a variant of Schell.

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

Similar surnames: Shellman, Eshelman, Sherman, Shewman, Helman, Shuman, Kelman, Seeman

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Shelman Family Origin

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Shelman Family Occupations

What did your Shelman ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shelman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shelman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shelmancensus 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 296 immigration records available for the last name Shelman. 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 478 military records available for the last name Shelman. For the veterans among your Shelman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shelman Life Expectancy

What is the average Shelman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shelman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shelman in 1962 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shelman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shelman 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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