Zeller Meaning and Origin

The name Zeller is a boy’s name of German and Dutch origin. In German, “Zeller” is an occupational surname derived from the Middle High German word “zelle,” meaning “cell” or “chamber.” It likely denoted someone who lived or worked in a cellar or a small room. Alternatively, it could refer to a person who owned or managed a wine cellar. “Zeller” can also be a Jewish surname. It is an Ashkenazi variant of the Hebrew surname “Tzeler,” which means “seller” or “merchant.” In Switzerland, “Zeller” is a surname that can be traced back to the Swiss-German region. It could have originated from the Swiss German word “zäller,” which refers to someone from the Zell area or a person associated with a place called Zell.

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