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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.
Selkirk Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Selkirk Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes