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Sellman Surname Meaning

English: variant of Selman . Americanized form of German Sellmann: variant of Selbmann a nickname for an independent and headstrong person from Middle High German selp selb ‘self’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of German Sellmann: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Sellen for instance one near Münster in Westphalia. Americanized form of South German Sellmann: occupational name for a middleman in a land or property sale or for a guardian from Middle High German sale ‘property transfer’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Selman .

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

Similar surnames: Mellman, Stellman, Spellman, Selman, Seelman, Sillman, Hellman

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Where is the Sellman family from?

You can see how Sellman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sellman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sellman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Sellman families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Sellman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Sellman families in 1911.
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What did your Sellman ancestors do for a living?

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

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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
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There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sellman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sellman. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Sellman. For the veterans among your Sellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sellman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Sellman in 1955 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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