Selby Name Meaning & Origin

Selby

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Transferred use of the surname derived from an English place-name meaning "a willow grove, a place where willows grow."

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English surname originally taken from the town in Yorkshire, England. The meaning is derived from the Old Norse selja ‘willow’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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Hubert Selby, Jr., American author.
David Selby, American actor.
Prideaux John Selby, English ornithologist and naturalist.

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