Last name: ELLER

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ELLER : This last name is indexed 64,291 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ELLER : 1: North German: topographic name for someone who lived by an alder tree from Middle Low German elre alre ‘alder’.2: German: habitational name from any of the places in the North Rhine and Mosel areas so called from an old stream name Elera Alira of Celtic origin.3: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller reflecting varieties of Yiddish in which there is no h.4: English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): possibly a topographic name from Middle English eller ‘alder’ but there is no medieval evidence for the surname. In the case of the Yorkshire name it might be a variant of Ellers with loss of -s. Alternatively it may be a variant of Elder or Heller.

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