my name is pronounced zee-liff not ze-liff. Origin- Amsterdam area
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Googling this name gives a firm impression that it is purely American in this form. Even a word search for it limited to Dutch and German only produced references to Americans. Conclusion - the name has been changed beyond recognition during its sojourn in North America.
Further impressions gained from same word searches.
Its existence in North America goes back to colonial times.
There are several spellings of the name, including Zeluff.
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