Sella Family History

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Sella Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for a saddler, from Italian, Latin sella ‘saddle’. The term is also used in a topographic sense for a mountain pass, and in some cases the surname may have arisen from this meaning. Sellas is found as a Greek family name, derived from the Latin word in the occupational sense.

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

Similar surnames: Stella, Bella, Sell, Rella, Sulla, Pella, Tella, Palla, Selle, Helle

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Sella Family Origin

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Sella Family Occupations

What did your Sella ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Bookbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sella. A less common occupation for the Sella family was Carpenter. The most common Sella occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 25% of Sella's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Bookbinder

  • Carpenter


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

Sella Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sella 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sella. 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 534 military records available for the last name Sella. For the veterans among your Sella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sella Life Expectancy

What is the average Sella lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sella in 1962 was 70, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sella 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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