Last name origins & meanings:
- English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from
Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’.
- English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin
- Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part
translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda (see Sheedy).
- Americanized form (translation) of German and Jewish
Seide or Seid.
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