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Selley Name Meaning

(chiefly Devon) variant spelling of Sealey. habitational name from Selly Oak in Birmingham, named, like Shelley, from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

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Selley Family Origin

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Selley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Buy And Sell Horses

    9%
  • Coal Heaver

    9%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Buy And Sell Horses were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selley. The most common Selley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Selley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Selley family was Coal Heaver.

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Selley Historical Records

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Selley Life Expectancy

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