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Type Surname (from location)
Usage German
Other Forms FormsSeltz, Salz

Meaning & History

The Selz is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and a left hand tributary of the Rhine. It flows through the largest German wine region, Rheinhessen or Rhenish Hesse. Also, Seltz (German: Selz) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department of the Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region in north-eastern France.

South German habitational name from any of several places so named.
Added 1/17/2016 by glaucous
Edited 1/17/2016 by LMS and glaucous