Pelle Family History
Pelle Name Meaning
Italian: from pelle ‘skin’ probably used as a nickname for a tanner currier or seller of skins or for someone with a peculiarity of the skin. Italian: from a short form of various names and nicknames ending with -pelle (see 1 above) such as Carapelle and Malapelle. Danish and North German: from the personal name Pelle a vernacular form of Peter . German: from Middle Low German pelle ‘precious purple silk cloth’ presumably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such cloth or for a maker of official and church vestments. French (Pellé): nickname for a bald man from Old French pelé ‘bald’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press