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.
Early Origins of the Selaya family
The surname Selaya was first found in Asturias
, birthplace of the Reconquest.
Early History of the Selaya family
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Selaya Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Selaya family (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.
Migration of the Selaya family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)