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Selwood Early Origins



The surname Selwood 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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Selwood Spelling Variations


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Selwood Spelling Variations



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

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Selwood Early History


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Selwood Early History



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

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Selwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Selwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Selwood 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:

Selwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Selwood, who arrived in America in 1685

Selwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sara Selwood, who settled in Virginia in 1718
  • Elizabeth Selwood, who settled in America in 1753
  • William Selwood, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1766
  • Sarah Selwood, who settled in America in 1775

Selwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Selwood, who arrived in Baltimore in 1821

Selwood Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Arch. E. Selwood, who settled in Canada in 1908

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