Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in
cloth or a tailor, from Middle High German, Middle Low German
el(l)e ‘yardstick’, ‘length of the lower arm’.
- German: from
a short form, Edilo, from any of various Germanic personal
names composed with adal ‘noble family’.
- English: from the female personal name Ela, a reduced form of
Elena and possibly also of Eleanor.
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