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This interesting name is of early medieval English origin, and is primarily a nickname surname from the use of the Olde English pre 7th Century word "saelig", a derivative of "sael", meaning happiness, good fortune, used as a term to describe someone with a cheerful, happy disposition. The Middle English development was to "seely", meaning happy, fortunate, which became a surname as early as the 13th Century (see below). Occasionally, the word was used as a female personal name during the Middle Ages, recorded as "Sela" in 1219, and as "Sely" in 1221, and this may have been the source for some bearers of the modern surname, which has at least seventeen variant forms, ranging from, Seal(l)y, Seel(e)y and Sill(e)y, to Ceel(e)y and Zeal(e)y.

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Continuing:hospital. My mother's maiden name was Baker, Coralee Tina,born January 1934. And my father's birthday was in 1935. My birthday is May 23, 1963. I know nothing about my family tree.


My father's name was Carlton Scott Seeley. His brother was or is Gene or Eugene. My name is Michael Scott Seeley. I was told that our family was from Scotland. My father and uncle lived in Michigan. I was born in Lansing MI. At Sparrow

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I’d like to learn more about Ida Seeley born in 1880 in Jersey City. Her father, Joseph, was from England or Ireland. She had 2 brothers Joseph Jr and Robert.


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