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
Asturias, birthplace of the Reconquest.
Early History of the Selaya family
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Selaya Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Salinas, Salina, Sala, Salas and others.
Early Notables of the Selaya family (pre 1700)
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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
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