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Selle Name Meaning

English: variant of Sell 1. German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German selle ‘friend’, ‘companion’. French: habitational name from any of the various places called Selle, Selles, or La Selle, named with Latin cella ‘cell’, ‘cot’, ‘hut’, ‘stall’. Dutch (Van Selle): habitational name for someone from Zelle in Herenthout, Antwerp.

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


Similar surnames: Seller, Zelle, Helle, Sell, Melle, Pelle, Welle, Seele, Belle, Soll

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Where is the Selle family from?

You can see how Selle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Selle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Selle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Selle families living in British Columbia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Selle's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Selle families in 1911.
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What did your Selle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Selle. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Selle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selle 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Selle. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Selle. For the veterans among your Selle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Selle lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Selle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Selle in 1947 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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