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The mountainous borders of Spain contain the origins of the prestigious surname Selaya. The original bearer of the name Selaya, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Spain. In Spain, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The name Selaya is a corruption of the surname Salillas, which is derived from the Germanic word "sal," which means "building" and the diminutive ending "illas." The first bearer of this surname inhabited a large building or fortress, which was the most prominent construction of the town.

Selaya Early Origins



The surname Selaya was first found in Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.

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Selaya Spelling Variations


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Selaya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Salinas, Salina, Sala, Salas and others.

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Selaya Early History


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Selaya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Selaya research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1513, 1590, 1649, 1720 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Selaya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Selaya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Selaya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Selaya were Francisco de Salinas (1513-1590), a Spanish music theorist and organist; seventeenth century poet Juan de Salinas; Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo, seventeenth century Spanish playwright and novelist; Don Diego Esteban Gómez de Salinas y Rodríguez de Villarroel (1649-1720), the...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Selaya Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Selaya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan De Selaya, who landed in America in 1817

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. García Carraffa, Alberto and Arturo. Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos 88 Volumes. Madrid: A. Marzo. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    6. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Selaya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Selaya Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 November 2013 at 14:03.

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