When Jonas Montgomery Shell was born on 30 September 1834, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shell III, was 43 and his mother, Catharine Price, was 41. He married Sarah Ann Rogers in 1889, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 1, Williamson, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 September 1923, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States.
English and Irish: variant of Shield .
English: from Middle English s(c)hele ‘hut’ (Old English scela), a term confined to northern England and southern Scotland. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or near a hut, or habitational, from a place so named. The element is found in several minor placenames in the forms Shiel and Shield in northern and midland England and southern Scotland. See Shield .
English: habitational name from Shell in Himbleton (Worcestershire), from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’.
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