Stelling Family History
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Stelling Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Kent. The former is probbly from an Old English stelling ‘shelter or fold for cattle’; the latter may be named with an unattested Old English male personal name, Stealla, + -ingas, a suffix denoting ‘family or followers of’. Dutch: topographic name from a derivative of Middle Dutch stelle ‘land built up on mudflats behind a dike’. German: derivative of Stell 1, for a small cattle farmer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press