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Selkirk Surname Origin

(Locality). A borough town of Scotland. Cellkirk, a religious house. A cell was anciently that part of a temple within the walls. Sel-carrik, Cornish British, the high rock; Sel, a view, a prospect, Welsh, syllu, to look, and carrik or craig, a rock.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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