Chelius Family History
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Chelius Name Meaning
German: humanistic name adopted in the early 16th century by Pankratius Chelius, Lutheran pastor of Oberwiddersheim, Hesse. His original German name was Kiste, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of chests or boxes.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sheline, Melis, Chevis, Heiss, Helmus, Crecelius, Melius, Cornelius