History of your Surname
Get access to Selin family records.Start a free trial

Selin Family History

Selin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental or habitational name perhaps from the placename element sel- ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’. Polish: adaptation of German Sellin . The vast majority of bearers of this surname live in counties of Puck and Wejherowo.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Helin, Serlin, Melin, Olin, Selig, Belin, Salin, Wein, Delin, Sellin

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Selin family from?

You can see how Selin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Selin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Selin families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 92% of all the recorded Selin's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Selin families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Selin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Selin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Selin. 100% of Selin men worked as a Farmer. .

View Census Data for Selin | Data not to scale

*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 1921

  • Farmer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Selin family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Selin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Selin

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selin. 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.

View all Selin immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 729 military records available for the last name Selin. For the veterans among your Selin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Selin military records

You've only scratched the surface of Selin family history

Discover More

What is the average Selin lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Selin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Selin in 1956 was 57, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selin

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Selin family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Selin last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial