Peller Family History
Peller Name Meaning
English and German: occupational name from Middle English Middle Low German peller ‘maker (or seller) of expensive cloth’ derived from Old English pæll pell ‘costly or purple cloth or cloak’ Middle Low German pelle (see Pelle ). Alternatively the English name may be from a derivative of Middle English (Old French) pel(le) ‘hide skin fur lining; fur cloak or mantle’ + -er denoting a skinner or a maker or seller of fur trims for garments. English (southern): topographic name for someone living by an inlet of the sea a derivative of Old English pyll ‘inlet’ (see Pill ) + the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant. Cornish: habitational name from Pellor in Breage (Cornwall). The meaning of the placename is unknown.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press