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What is the origin of the surname "Tello".

Just wondering. It's not short for anything as far as I know. Thanks ladies!

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Baby Names

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  • Google is telling me that it is Spanish.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 4:08 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • It's Latin. I found it here.


    Answer by poptart0325 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • You got me on this one, I'll bump you.

    Answer by MyAngel003 at 4:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • At first I thought is sounded Italian but then I found this:
    The surname Tello comes from the personal name Tello derived from the Latin "tellus" meaning "land" or "earth."
    Spanish origin.

    Answer by LuckyStarr28 at 5:00 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Thanks for the replies. Here is what I've found... So it's generally European. Just either Spanish or Italian. As far as I know though it isn't short for anything but as the years have passed surnames have been shortened or slightly altered, so it could be anything.

    Origin of Tello, Meaning of Tello

    Origin: The name Vitello is Italian, it translates in English to Veal.
    Surnames: Vitello, Vitiello
    Submitted by: To ny Vitello

    From :

    1. Spanish and Aragonese: from the personal name Tello (see Tellez).
    2. Italian: from a short form of a personal name formed with this suffix, as for example Donatello, Moscatello, Otello.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 5:35 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

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