Tell Family History
Tell Name Meaning
North German: from a pet form of Dietrich . South German: topographic name from Middle High German telle ‘gorge depression’. The name of the Swiss hero Wilhelm Tell has not been explained. North German (mainly Westphalia): topographic name from Middle Low German telg(e) ‘branch twig undergrowth’. Catalan: topographic name from tila ‘linden’ (from Latin tilia) denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous linden. English (northern): possibly a variant of Teale . This form of the surname is rare in Britain and Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022