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German, of Slavic origin
Surname: Sellers This interesting surname recorded in a variety of spellings including Sellars, Sellers, and Sellors (English ), and Sillars and Sillers (Scottish…), has at least four possible origins. Firstly may be a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in the cellars of a great house or monastery. If so the derivation is from the Anglo-French word celler meaning an underground room suitable for keeping food. Secondly, it may be an occupational name for a saddler, from the word seller, which originally denoted a saddler. Thirdly, it may be an occupational name for a tradesman or merchant, from an agent derivative of the Middle English word "sellen" meaning to sell or deliver, although it may also refer to a silver smith. Finally, it may be a topographical name for someone who lived in a cottage deriving from the Old English pre 7th century word "gesell". Early examples of recordings include William Sellerarius in the registers of the Knight Templars of England in the 12th century, and later in the London church records Dorothie Sellers, who married William Boswell on March 17th 1602, at St. Giles Cripplegate. In Scotland the first recording is much later with John Sillars being recorded in the records of the city of Glasgow in 1719. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Alriz Sellere. This was dated 1086, in the recordfs known as the Inquisitio Eliensis of Cambridgeshire, during the reign of King William 1st of England, 1066 - 1087. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Linguistically, it is an English name. Before coming to America this surname was spelled "Staci" pronounced Like Saucey with a T. The people who came into N…ew York's Ellis Island with this name in the early 1900's were of Sicilian decent, from Sicily and Italy. To fit in better with the American culture they Americanized the spelling to "Stacy"
The last name Sheets was americanized from the German name Schutz or Schuetz. Some Sheets may also have come from England where their name was altered from Skeets, Skeathe, Sk…ate, or Skeet. The Sheets family also came from Wales. "Sheets" is an English spelling of "Sheats". In Welsh the name means "one who lives on a knoll or hill".
Gardiner is English, a variation of Gardener, a person who worked in a garden.
Tinney is probably English or Scottish; the -ey ending may indicate that it was an area settled by Norwegians or Danes (during the Danelaw), meaning "tin island."
Kornahrens is of German descent and means keeper of the record of the corn harvest
it is both English and Scottish and means 'son of Wilkin' which in turn is the diminutive of Will or William
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic): nickname from Portuguese, Spanish, Italian caro 'dear', 'beloved' (Latin carus). In medieval Italy this wa…s also a personal name.Italian (Sicily; Carò): variant of Carrò (see Carro).
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Pavelka is common Czech last name.
In Name Origins
The very distinguished Cornish surname Marks is known to have held a family seat from early times.
The richly woven history of the proud and noble English surname of Letts begins in Gloucester, where they had held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Lett.