Early Origins of the Selwood family
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 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.
Early History of the Selwood family
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Selwood Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Silwood, Sillwood, Selwood, Sellwood, Sellworthy, Silworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Selwood family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Selwood family to the New World and Oceana
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Selwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Selwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Selwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Selwood Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
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