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Sellwood Early Origins



The surname Sellwood was first found in Somerset at Selwood which dates back to c. 894 where it was listed as Seluudu and probably meant "wood where swallow-trees grow." Alternatively, the name could have derived from Selworthy, also in Somerset, a small village and civil parish in the hundred of Carhampton which dates back to the Domesday Book where it was listed as Seleuurde and literally meant "enclosure or settlement near sallow-trees" from the Old English sele + worth [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
. At that time the lands were held by Ralph de Limesy.

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Sellwood Spelling Variations


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Sellwood Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Silwood, Sillwood, Selwood, Sellwood, Sellworthy, Silworthy and many more.

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Sellwood Early History


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Sellwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sellwood research. Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1189, 1339 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Sellwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sellwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sellwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Sellwood 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:

Sellwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Abigall Sellwood, who came to Virginia sometime between 1663 and 1679
  • William Sellwood, who came to America in 1685

Sellwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Sellwood, who came to Maryland in 1719

Sellwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Sellwood, who arrived in New York in 1845
  • Charles Sellwood, who came to New York in 1845
  • Enos George Sellwood, who arrived in New York in 1845
  • Enos George Sellwood, who landed in New York in 1845
  • George Sellwood, who arrived in New York in 1845
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sellwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sellwood (post 1700)



  • John Sellwood (d. 1892), English-born, American pioneer Episcopal minister who settled in Oregon
  • Joe Sellwood (1911-2007), New Zealand born, Australian rules football player who played from 1930 through 1945

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Sellwood Family Crest Products


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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)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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The Sellwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sellwood 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 17 March 2016 at 10:05.

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