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Geller Family History

Geller Name Meaning
North German: habitational name from the North German town of Geldern or from the Dutch province of Gelderland, earlier Geler and Gelre. Both places get their names from what may be an ancient element descriptive of marshland.German: occupational name for a town crier, Middle High German gellære (from gellen ‘to shout or yell’).Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair, from the strong form of Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’ (Middle High German gel ‘yellow’). There has been considerable confusion with German gelb ‘yellow’, since the meaning change from ‘yellow’ to ‘red’ took place only in Yiddish and only with reference to people’s complexion or hair coloring.Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller 3, originating under Russian influence, since Russian has no h and alters h in borrowed words to g.German: variant of Gehler.Hungarian: variant of Gellért (see Gellert).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Geller Families

  • Number of Geller families
     188 - 373
     63 - 187
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geller families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Geller families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Geller Family Origin

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Geller Immigration Information

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Geller Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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