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Origin Of The Surname Selby

Meaning Of The Surname Selby

From the Town with the Farm by the Willow Trees

Interesting Facts About Selby

Selby is a locational surname coming from any of the places so-called or similarly spelled across Britain. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself comes from the Old Norse ‘seljaby’ meaning ‘farm by the willow trees’.

Selby Statistics

Selby is the number 1781 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 6,104 share the surname Selby in the UK.

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