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Sellkrege History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Strathclyde-Briton people of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Sellkrege. The Sellkrege family lived in the former royal burgh county town of Selkirk.

Early Origins of the Sellkrege family


The surname Sellkrege was first found in Selkirkshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Shalcraig), where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Sellkrege family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sellkrege research.
Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1291, 1350, 1368, 1676 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Sellkrege History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Sellkrege Spelling Variations


Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Sellkrege has been spelled Selkirk, Salkirk, Silkrige, Selkyrk, Selcraig and others.

Early Notables of the Sellkrege family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Sellkrege family to the New World and Oceana


Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlantic. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them: James Selkirk who settled in New York State in 1774; Robert Selkridge settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1767.

The Sellkrege 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: Jamais arriere
Motto Translation: Never behind.


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