Source: Stegeman, B. Het oude kerspel Winterswijk. (Zutphen 1927/Arnhem 1966, 1980)

Winterswijk under the magnifying glass – Micro history of town and countryside in the years 1500-1750.

The Name “Te Selle”

The Farmstead “de Selle” In Saxon regions in the eastern parts of the Netherlands, among which, of course, are the Achterhoek and Winterswijk, many family names usually have the following characteristics: they end in ‘-ing’ or ‘-ink’ ; names derived from place names are preceded by te, ten or ter; many of them are specified… Read more »