Anselm Family History

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Anselm Name Meaning

English and German: from the Germanic personal name Anselm, composed of the elements ans- ‘god’ + helma ‘protection’, ‘helmet’. The personal name was taken to France and England by St Anselm (c.1033–1109), known as the Father of Scholasticism. He was born in Aosta, Italy, joined the Benedictine order at Bec in Normandy, France, and in 1093 became archbishop of Canterbury, England.

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

Similar surnames: Ansell, Anselmo, Ansel, Angel, Hansel, Engel, Mansell, Amsel, Daniel

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Anselm Family Origin

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Anselm Family Occupations

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In 1880, Baker, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Anselm. The most common Anselm occupation in the USA was Baker. 17% of Anselm's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Anselm family was Finisher In Factory.

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  • Baker

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Finisher In Factory


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Anselm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Anselm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anselm 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Anselm. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Anselm. For the veterans among your Anselm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Anselm Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Anselm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Anselm in 1962 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

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