origin and comes from the family once having lived in the township of Chell, in
. The surname Chell belongs to the category of
names, which were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chell research.Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1711, and 1768 are included under the topic Early Chell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.