Last name origins & meanings:
- Italian: from pelle ‘skin’, probably used as a nickname
for someone with a peculiarity of the skin.
(Pellé): nickname for a bald man, from Old French
pelé, Latin depilatus ‘stripped (of hair)’.
- 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.
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