When Ann Sell was christened on 1 July 1716, in Marden, Kent, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Sell, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Nichols, was 42.
English: from Middle English selle ‘shelter for animals, shieling’ (Old English (ge)sell), a rough hut of the type normally occupied by animals, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a hut like this. It may also have been used as a nickname for a herdsman.
German: variant of Selle .
German: metonymic occupational name from Middle High German sel ‘rope’ for a rope maker.