Last name: SELL

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SELL : This last name is indexed 51,721 times on Geneanet!

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SELL : 1: English: from Middle English selle ‘shelter for animals shieling’ (Old English (ge)sell) a rough hut of the type normally occupied by animals hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a hut like this. It may also have been used as a nickname for a herdsman.2: German: variant of Selle.3: German: metonymic occupational name from Middle High German sel ‘rope’ for a rope maker.4: Americanized form of Hungarian Széll: topographic name for someone who lived in a spot exposed to the wind from szél ‘wind’.5: Americanized form of Jewish (from Hungary) Széll: adoption of Hungarian Széll (see 4 above) either as a calque of the formerly used German-based surname or because the Hungarian surname (or word) has some sounds in common with the original surname.

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