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PronouncedPron.də-SHEEL
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Meaning & History

In the case of American author Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961), it is an Anglicized form of his mother's surname De Chiel, which is of unknown meaning.

Categories

anglicizations, authors, celebrity babies, uncertain etymology
Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute