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The nationality of Selby may be difficult to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Selby may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came about naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple places independently (such as the family name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen).

Selby Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Selby come may come from a trade, such as the name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession. Some of these craft-based family names might be a profession in some other language. This is why it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many western names like Selby originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so forth. In many cases these surnames are shortened versions of a religious sentiment such as "Grace of God".

Selby Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Selby were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were recorded in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Selby. Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Selby family name are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Last names like Selby transform in how they're spelled as they travel across villages, family branches, and eras across time.

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