Fell Name Meaning: A topographic name for someone who lived by an area of high ground.Fell 'high ground','rock',or 'cliff'.
Possibly locational from various villiages such as 'Fellside','Fell' or 'Fellgate'.
The name is of Norse-viking origin.Also metonymic for a Fellmonger,this in most cases was a dealer in skins.
The first recorded spelling is that of 'Roger de Fel',dated 1318.
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