This is a surname of French origins. Recorded in a wide range of spellings including Cel, Cell and Cell (England), Celes, Celle, Celler, Cellier, (France), Celes, Celis, Celech, and Celez (Spain and Portugal), and Cella, Celli and Celloni, (Italy), the name is both locational from living at a village which had once been the site of a hermits cell, or it was job descriptive for a person who kept a storehouse. The derivation is from the Roman (Latin) 'cella', and there is a clear association with the English words and surnames Sellar or Cellar, which have the same meaning and origin. In this case recordings of the surname taken from early church registers in Europe include: Geofric Cel, who married Jane Frere, at the church of St Mary Aldermary, in the city of London, on March 4th 1575, Jean Decelle of Bard, in the Loire, France, on September 10th 1680, Hieronim Celis, of Castella de la Selva, Gerona, Spain, on September 1st 1683, and Amelia Celiz, the daughter of Ann Celiz, born in Southwark, London, on February 23rd 1861.

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  • cella — [ sela; sɛlla ] n. f. • 1759; mot lat. « loge » ♦ Archéol. Lieu du temple (grec, romain) où était la statue du dieu. ● cella, cellae ou cellas nom féminin (latin cella) Chambre d une divinité dans un temple. (La triade capitoline avait trois… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cella — eines Peripteros Als Cella (lat.: kleiner Raum, Zelle) bezeichnet man der Verwendung Vitruvs gemäß den inneren Hauptraum eines antiken griechischen oder römischen Tempels. Die Cella, in der die Götterstatue aufgestellt war, wurde als Raum der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cella — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Cella (desambiguación). Cella …   Wikipedia Español

  • cella — CÉLLA s.f. Sală sau spaţiu într un templu grec sau roman, unde se află statuia zeului protector; naos (2). – cuv. lat. Trimis de valeriu, 03.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  CÉLLA s. v. naos, navă. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  célla s …   Dicționar Român

  • Cella — • One of the names by which the small memorial chapels sometimes erected in the Christian cemeteries of the first age were known Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Cella     Cella     …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cella — Cella, lat., Gemach, Kammer, Wohnung, daher das deutsche Zelle. In den alten Tempeln war cella der abgesonderte Ort, wo das Götterbild stand …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cella — / tʃɛl:a/ s.f. [lat. cella cameretta, dispensa, cantina ]. 1. a. [ambiente piccolo e nudo, in monasteri, romitaggi e sim.] ▶◀ cameretta, cubicolo, stanzetta. b. [stanza di segregazione in carceri, collegi e sim.: c. di rigore ] ▶◀ gabbia, (pop.)… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cella — (Del lat. cella). f. Arq. Espacio interior, de forma rectangular, que constituye el núcleo de la construcción en los templos griegos y romanos, y comunica por uno de sus lados con el pronaos o pórtico …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Cella — Cel la, n. [L.] (Arch.) The part inclosed within the walls of an ancient temple, as distinguished from the open porticoes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cella [1] — Cella (röm. Ant.), 1) Behältniß, um etwas aufzubewahren, z.B. C. penuarĭa, Speisekammer, C. vinarīa, Weinkeller; der Aufseher über eine C. hieß Cellarius; 2) ärmlicher Wohnort, z.B. der Armen, Sklaven; 3) in Tempeln Ort, wo das Götterbild stand,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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