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The saga of the name Siller begins with the people of the Pictish clans. Siller was a name for a merchant, someone who worked in cellars, and a saddler. Siller is an occupational surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. Occupational surnames were derived from the primary activity of the bearer. In the Middle Ages, people did not generally live off of the fruits of their labor in a particular job. Rather, they performed a specialized task, as well as farming, for subsistence. Other occupational names were derived from an object associated with a particular activity. This type of surname is called a metonymic surname. This surname applies to a variety of occupations. In the case of a merchant, the surname Siller derives from an ancient derivitave of the Old English word, sell(en), which means, to sell. It also comes from the Old English word, sellan, which means to hand over, or deliver. In the sense of a person who worked in cellars, Siller is a metonymic occupational name, which comes from the Anglo Norman French word, celler. The cellars referred to in this example, would have been in mansions and other great houses. In the final case, that of a saddler, the surname Siller comes from the Anglo Norman French word, seller, which is a derivative of the Latin word sellarius, which means seat, or saddle. This ancient occupation was extremely important in the Middle Ages, as horses were the primary mode of transportation.

Siller Early Origins



The surname Siller was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Siller Spelling Variations


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Siller Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Siller has been spelled Sellers, Sellars, Sellors and others.

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Siller Early History


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Siller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Siller research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1482, 1630, 1698 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Siller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Siller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Siller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Siller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Siller:

Siller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Siller, who arrived in New York in 1709

Siller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Pedro Siller, aged 36, landed in New Orleans, La in 1837
  • Fco Siller, aged 42, landed in New Orleans, La in 1837

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Contemporary Notables of the name Siller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Siller (post 1700)



  • Raymond "Ray" Siller (b. 1939), American four-time Emmy Award nominated television writer and political consultant, long-time head writer on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Morag Siller (b. 1969), Scottish TV and film actress, voice-over artist, and radio presenter
  • Jerónimo Siller Gómez (1880-1962), Mexican inventor, politician and military man, Governor of Nuevo León (1925-1927)
  • Esteban Siller Garza (1931-2013), Mexican voice actor
  • Sebastian Siller (b. 1989), Austrian footballer who plays for Wacker Innsbruck
  • Santiago Siller Rodríguez, Mexican actor, singer, and model

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Siller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Siller Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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