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Selby Early Origins



The surname Selby was first found in North Yorkshire at Selby, a town and civil parish that dates back to the time of the Vikings as archaeological investigations in the area have revealed extensive remains, including waterlogged deposits in the core of the town dating from that time. One of the first records of the place name was in c. 1030 where it was listed as Seleby. A little more than 50 years later, it was listed as Salebi in the Domesday Book and literally meant "farmstead or village near sallow-trees" having derived from the Old English word "sele" + the Old Scandinavian word "by." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
It is understood to be the traditional birthplace of King Henry I, fourth son of William the Conqueror, in 1068/69. It is best known for Selby Abbey, which it is claimed that when Benedict of Auxerre in 1069 saw three swans on a lake in Selby, he understood that to be a sign of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, hence the Arms of Selby Abbey has three swans. The township of Moat in Cumberland was the scene of many battles with the Scots of the north. "It more than once fell into the power of the Scots, and on one occasion was taken by David, King of Scotland, who caused the two sons of the governor, Sir Walter Selby, to be strangled." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Selby Spelling Variations


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Selby Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Selby, Selbie and others.

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Selby Early History


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Selby Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Selby research. Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1603 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Selby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Selby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Selby Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Selby 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:

Selby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Selby, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Selby settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Katherine Selby, who arrived in Maryland in 1649-1650
  • George Selby, who arrived in Maryland in 1657
  • Edward Selby, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Selby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Selby, who arrived in Virginia in 1706
  • Mrs. Selby settled in Boston with her children in 1712
  • Mrs. Selby, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • Mary Selby settled in Virginia in 1720
  • Francis Selby settled in Maryland in 1741

Selby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Stephen Selby, who arrived in America in 1809
  • W R Selby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • H Selby, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Selby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Selby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  • Mary Ann Selby arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  • Robert Selby, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Hannah Selby, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • Phillip Selby, aged 2, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Selby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr Selby landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Tyne
  • Henry Selby landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Jane
  • John Selby arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Jane" in 1841
  • William Selby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • Sarah Selby arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Selby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Selby (post 1700)



  • William Frank Selby (b. 1970), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1996 to 2003
  • Josh Selby (b. 1991), American professional basketball point guard
  • Hubert "Cubby" Selby Jr. (1928-2004), American writer, best known for his novels Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream (1978)
  • David Lynn Selby (b. 1941), American character and stage actor
  • Mark Otis Selby, American blues rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and producer
  • Guy W. Selby, American Republican politician, Mayor of Flint, Michigan, 1909-11
  • George W. Selby, American politician, Mayor of Coffeyville, Kansas, 1877
  • Charles V. Selby Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1966
  • Charles V. Selby, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Harrison County, 1936
  • Charles E. Selby, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Selby Historic Events


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Selby Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William F Selby, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Selby


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Suggested Readings for the name Selby



  • The Merediths and Selveys of Virginia and West Virginia by Joseph N. Meredith.
  • Selby Families of Colonial America by Donna Valley Russell.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper sapit suprema
Motto Translation: He is always wise about the highest matters.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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The Selby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Selby 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 9 August 2016 at 14:59.

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