Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Selman.
- North German
(Sellmann): topographic name from Middle Low German sele
‘meadow’, ‘bog’ + man ‘man’.
- South German: occupational name for a middleman in a land or property sale or for a
guardian, from Middle High German sale ‘property transfer’.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Selman.
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