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. 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 yell’) or a nickname for a vocal person. German: variant of Gehler . Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a man with red hair from the strong form of Yiddish gel ‘red-headed’ (from Middle High German gel ‘yellow’). See also Gell . Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Heller originating under Russian influence since Russian has no h and alters it to g in borrowed words and names. Hungarian: variant of Gellért (see Gellert ).7: English: probably a variant of Guiler .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press