Selmer Family History

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Selmer Name Meaning

South German: variant of Sellmeyer.

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


Similar surnames: Elmer, Helmer, Zelmer, Selzer, Selter, Selner, Selser, Seller, Semer

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Selmer Family Origin

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Selmer Family Occupations

What did your Selmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Selmer family was Boatswain Usn. The most common Selmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Selmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selmer.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Boatswain Usn

    6%

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

Selmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Selmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selmer 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 Selmer. 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 824 military records available for the last name Selmer. For the veterans among your Selmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Selmer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Selmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Selmer in 1962 was 70, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selmer 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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