Selig Family History

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Selig Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a person with a cheerful disposition, from Middle High German selig ‘happy’, ‘fortunate’, or a variant of Salge 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Zelik ‘fortunate’, ‘blessed’.

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


Similar surnames: Seelig, Feig, Selin, Belin, Steig, Seid, Selle, Serio, Sell, Henig

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Selig Family Origin

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Selig Family Occupations

What did your Selig ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Selig. 23% of Selig men worked as a Fisherman and 45% of Selig women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Selig were Blacksmith and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Fisherman
    23%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Fisher
    12%
  • Blacksmith
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    45%
  • Bookkeeper
    23%
  • School Teacher
    23%
  • Saleslady
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Selig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Selig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selig 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Selig. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Selig. For the veterans among your Selig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selig Life Expectancy

What is the average Selig lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Selig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Selig in 1955 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selig 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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