This is a job descriptive name of the medieval period given to a merchant who sold goods, or who was employed in the cellars of a noble's house or castle and responsible for store-keeping. The derivation is from the Olde French 'Cellier' itself from the Latin 'Cellarium' meaning 'a store-room'. The name derivatives are Seller, Sellar, Sellier and Cellier, all of which are 'English'. The name development has included, Ordingus Cellarius (1121) The Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds and Robert le Celerer, (1297 Yorkshire Pipe Rolls). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Anne Cellerier. which was dated 1704 (Baptised) St. Botolphs, London. during the reign of Queen Anne 1703-1714 Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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