Ell Family History
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Ell Name Meaning
German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in cloth or a tailor, from Middle High German, Middle Low German el(l)e ‘yardstick’, ‘length of the lower arm’. German: from a short form, Edilo, from any of various Germanic personal names composed with adal ‘noble family’. English: from the female personal name Ela, a reduced form of Elena and possibly also of Eleanor.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Pell, Bell, Hell, Nell, Well, Tell, Fell, Gell, Kell, Dell