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Early Origins of the Silwood family


The surname Silwood 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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Early History of the Silwood family

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Early History of the Silwood family


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Silwood Spelling Variations

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Silwood Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Silwood family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Silwood family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Silwood family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Silwood family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Silwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Silwood, who settled in Boston in 1768

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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