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North German: from a pet form of Dietrich. South German: topographic name from Middle High German telle ‘gorge’, ‘depression’. The name of the Swiss hero Wilhelm Tell has not been explained. North German (mainly Westphalia): topographic name from Middle Low German telg(e) ‘branch’, ‘twig’, ‘undergrowth’. Catalan: topographic name from tila ‘linden’ (Latin tilia), denoting someone who lived near a conspicuous linden.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Dell, Pell, Bell, Tull, Well, Toll, Nell, Ell, Fell, Hell