Sellin Family History

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Sellin Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of several places so named, for example on the island of Rügen. Swedish: ornamental name, perhaps from a place-name element sel- ‘stretch of smooth water’ + the Swedish adjectival suffix -in, based on Latin -inius.

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

Similar surnames: Sellen, Fellin, Bellin, Yellin, Ballin, Serlin, Schellin, Solin

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Sellin Family Origin

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Sellin Family Occupations

What did your Sellin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sellin family was Shoe Maker. Farmer, Keeping Livery Stable and Saw Miller & Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sellin. The most common Sellin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Sellin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping Livery Stable

  • Saw Miller & Farmer

  • Shoe Maker


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

Sellin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sellin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellin 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 Sellin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sellin. For the veterans among your Sellin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sellin Life Expectancy

What is the average Sellin lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Sellin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sellin in 1960 was 43, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sellin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sellin 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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