Shell Family History
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Shell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Shell, a place in Worcestershire, so named from Old English scylf ‘bank’, ‘shelf’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schelle ‘bell’. Americanized spelling of German Schal or Schill.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sell, Hell, Helle, Rishell, Shall, Knell, Shelley, Snell, Stell