which in turn was derived from the Icelandic name "fell" which meant a "fell or wild hill."
The surname Fella was first found in Dundee where one of the most interesting references of the name was of Finlay Fell, butcher and later burgess in 1533. He was the first of a long list of butchers within the same family which held the profession for more than a century.
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Notable amongst the family at this time was James Fell a businessman of Dumfriesshire; Samuel Fell D.D. (1584-1649), an English academic and clergyman, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; Thomas Fell (1598-1658), vice-chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster; John Fell (1625-1686), an... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fella Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.