When Siegel Selby was born on 4 December 1904, in Newtonville, Hammond Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, George Edward Selby, was 28 and his mother, Cassie May, was 23. He lived in Hammond Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Chester Township, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 31 October 1944, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 39.
English (Nottinghamshire) and Scottish: habitational name from Selby (Yorkshire). The placename may derive from Old English sele ‘willow copse’, sometimes alternating with salh ‘willow’, + Old Norse bȳ ‘farmstead, village’.
Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname.