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Selby Family History

Selby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse selja ‘willow’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The surname is now very common in Nottinghamshire.Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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154,154 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,671 Military Records
8,395 Immigration Records
112,042 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Selby Families

  • Number of Selby families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Selby families
     256 - 509
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Selby families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Selby census records

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Selby Family Origin

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Selby Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Selby

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Selby Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Selby census records

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Selby Civil War Service Records

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