× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more


The history of the Selemint name began with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from the baptismal name Soloman, which was an ancient personal name. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames. The surname Selemint also has origins as a nickname for a man who was considered to be wise or fortunate.

Early Origins of the Selemint family


The surname Selemint was first found in Surrey where they were Lords of the manor of Caterham from ancient times. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Selham, a small village in the Chichester district of West Sussex. The village dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Seleham and literally meant "homestead by a copse of sallow-trees." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Close

Early History of the Selemint family

Expand

Early History of the Selemint family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Selemint research.
Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1240, 1303, 1371, 1468, 1800, 1426, 1390, 1411, 1414, 1435, 1414 and 1435 are included under the topic Early Selemint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Selemint Spelling Variations

Expand

Selemint Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Selemint family name include Saleman, Salman, Selman, Selyman, Seleman and others.

Close

Early Notables of the Selemint family (pre 1700)

Expand

Early Notables of the Selemint family (pre 1700)


Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Selemint Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Migration of the Selemint family to the New World and Oceana

Expand

Migration of the Selemint family to the New World and Oceana


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Selemint surname or a spelling variation of the name include : George Selman who settled in Barbados in 1634; Michael Selman arrived in Philadelphia in 1741; another Michael Selman arrived in Philadelphia in 1844.

Close

Selemint Family Crest Products

Expand

Selemint Family Crest Products



Close

See Also

Expand

See Also



Close

Citations

Expand

Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest