Last name: Selby
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Jacqueline Selby Brooks
Most sources seem to think the name Selby is simply derived from the town of SELBY, which was a Viking town. I am of the opinion that the name may have been derived from SELBU, a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The Old Norse form of the name was Selabũ. The first element is the genitive case of the old name of the lake Selbusjøen, (Old Norse Seli) the last element is bũ which means district. (Seli means 'harness' - the lake is long and narrow.) People often took their names from their place of origin, so maybe the Vikings who came to the place that is now the town of SELBY came from Selbũ.
John A Selby
As far as I could trace my ancesters 1768 I found he had the same first name as myself John Selby he lived in Gedling Nottinghamshire I had information that the head on the family crest was a Saracen but could well have been black
surely history is history and cannot be re written!
I'm from the Selby's that stayed in the UK. my dad says we originally Viking blood
hi gayle , i only left just overe five years ago i still own a house in the uk ,meet a driver from deamark years ago and he told me that selby was a daneish name my familey is origenly from yorkshire , thay were farms as i was befor , as farther past away last year i dont have any body to ask about familey yours malcolm selby
Harold Selby jr.
attention Selbys everywhere! The house of lords has changed our family crest in the name of political correctness! the head above our sheild was originally a black man. That head acctually represented the severed head of an african warlord, a warlord our familymember brought home from the Christian crusades atop a pole. It was such a shocking image, it was memorialized atop our crest. now it's the head of a whiteman with red hair. So it seems the brits no longer condone killing african warlords but it's o.k. to kill irish? anyway, don't let our history become polluted. i've been researching us for years and i've found on the mayflowers manifest, records of a selby wedding at sea during it's voyage to the new world. I'm constantly finding amazing things done by amazing men and women with this ancient surname.
I am so glad to see your website finally using the Roman Numerals after Kings/Queens' names now. =) One problem yet, though, is you do not put like "nd" for second, "st" for first, etc. after it. In other words--NOT like King Henry VIIIth, but just as Henry VIII. Before, when you had Arabic numbers afterwards--as Henry 11--it made me think the eleventh, instead of second.