Last name: HELLER

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HELLER : This last name is indexed 192,308 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HELLER : 1: German: nickname from the small medieval coin known as the häller or heller because it was first minted (in 1208) at the Swabian town of (Schwäbisch) Hall. Compare Hall.2: German: topographic name for someone living by a field named with a word meaning ‘hell’ (see Helle 1).3: Dutch: variant of Helder.4: English: variant of Hillier.5: English: in some cases a topographic name from Middle English heller ‘dweller on the hill’ a term that belongs to southern England especially Surrey Kent Sussex and Hampshire. See Hiller and Huller.6: Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Schwäbisch Hall.7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a person with fair hair or a light complexion from an inflected form used before a male personal name of German hell ‘light bright’ Yiddish hel.

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