Last name: AXTELL

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AXTELL : This last name is indexed 18,443 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

AXTELL : English:: 1: from the Middle English personal name Asketill from Old Norse Ásketill composed of the elements áss ‘god’ + ketill ‘sacrificial cauldron helmet’ (see also Haskell). This name was in use both among Scandinavian settlers in eastern England (esp. Norfolk) and among the Normans.2: nickname for a salt merchant or seller of salt from Middle English hakke-salt ‘chop salt (into pieces)’. The development of the surname to Axtel is evidenced in 16th-century Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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