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Selvey Name Meaning

English (mainly Staffordshire): probably from a variant of the medieval personal name Selwei (see Selway).

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


Similar surnames: Silvey, Selley, Selway, Selvy, Seley, Yeley, Selle, Silver, Leavey

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Selvey Family Origin

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Selvey Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Forgeman

    6%
  • Accountants Messenger

    3%
  • Ag Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Selvey family was Ag Labourer. Coal Miner, Forgeman and Accountants Messenger were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Selvey. The most common Selvey occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 9% of Selvey's were Coal Miners.

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Selvey Historical Records

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Selvey Life Expectancy

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