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
where it was listed as Seleuurde and literally meant "enclosure or settlement near sallow-trees" from the Old English sele + worth
. At that time the lands were held by Ralph de Limesy.
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of this family name include: Silwood, Sillwood, Selwood, Sellwood, Sellworthy, Silworthy and many more.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Abigall Sellwood, who came to Virginia sometime between 1663 and 1679; William Sellwood, who came to America in 1685; Richard Selwood, who arrived in America in 1685.