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Selesky Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from any of a number of places called Selishche.

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


Similar surnames: Selinsky, Solecki, Belinsky, Olesky, Lesky, Belsky, Sielski, Shumsky

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Where is the Selesky family from?

You can see how Selesky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selesky family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Selesky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Selesky families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Selesky's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Selesky families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selesky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selesky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Miner and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Selesky. 23% of Selesky men worked as a Miner and 34% of Selesky women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selesky were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Miner
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Weaver
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Selesky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selesky 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 106 immigration records available for the last name Selesky. 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 Cards

There are 259 military records available for the last name Selesky. For the veterans among your Selesky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selesky lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Selesky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Selesky in 1963 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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