Selter Family History

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Selter Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized variant of German and Jewish Seltzer.

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

Similar surnames: Selser, Selzer, Seller, Selner, Seltzer, Selmer, Selcer, Setter

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Selter Family Origin

Where is the Selter family from?

Selter Family Occupations

What did your Selter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selter. The most common Selter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Selter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Selter family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Selter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Selter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Selter 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 477 immigration records available for the last name Selter. 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 390 military records available for the last name Selter. For the veterans among your Selter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Selter Life Expectancy

What is the average Selter lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Selter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Selter in 1959 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Selter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Selter 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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