Selley Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Shelley, Seller, Willey, Selle, Pelley, Smedley, Hulley, Seley

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Selley Family Origin

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Selley Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%
  • Cattle Dealer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selley family was Cattle Dealer. The most common Selley occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 3% of Selley's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selley.

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Selley Historical Records

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Selley Life Expectancy

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