Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish, English, and German: nickname for a calm man, from
Middle English, Middle High German stille ‘calm’, ‘still’. The
German name may also have denoted a (deaf) mute, from the same word in
the sense ‘silent’.
- English: topographic name for someone who
lived by a fish trap in a river, from Middle English still,
stell ‘fish trap’.
- German: habitational name from a
place so named, in Alsace, near Strasbourg.
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