Chell is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Chell, in Staffordshire
. The surname Chell belongs to the category of habitation
names, which were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Chell family
The surname Chell was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Chell family
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Chell Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Chell family name include Chell, Chel, Chelle, Chele, Chelley, Chellie and others.
Early Notables of the Chell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Chell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Chell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Chell (post 1700)
- Joseph Arthur Chell (1911-1992), English footballer who played from 1930 to 1933
- Walter Chell, Canadian cocktail inventor of the Caesar cocktail
- Carol Chell, British BBC children's television presenter