Early Origins of the Silworthay family
The surname Silworthay 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 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 Silworthay family
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Silworthay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Silwood, Sillwood, Selwood, Sellwood, Sellworthy, Silworthy and many more.
Early Notables of the Silworthay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Silworthay family to the New World and Oceana
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.