Last name: GELL

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GELL : This last name is indexed 29,047 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

GELL : 1: English (northern): from Middle English Gelle a pet form of the personal name Gerard. Gerard in Middle English was indistinguishable from Gerald of which Gelle was a syncopated form.2: English: occasionally a variant of Gill from a pet form of the personal name Jelion or Gillian. These are Middle English versions of Julian found mainly as a female name occasionally as a male name.3: Manx: variant of Gill a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Gille meaning ‘son of the lad (i.e. servant)’.4: German (mainly Bavaria): nickname for someone with fair hair from Bavarian German gêl ‘yellow’ (see Gelb 2).5: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair from Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’ (from Middle High German gel ‘yellow’).

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