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Origin and popularity of the name PEEL

Origin

Peel : 1: English (mainly northern): topographic name for someone who lived or worked at a small castle a wooden fort or a house defended by a palisade (Middle English and Old French pel piel ‘stake pallisade’) or a habitational name from a place so named.2: English (mainly northern): variant of Pell.3: English (mainly northern): nickname from Middle English and Old French pel ‘stake’ perhaps for a tall thin person.4: Dutch: habitational name from any of the places so called in North Brabant (where there is also a district called De Peel) and Dutch Limburg from De Peel in Ravels Antwerp province or from Pedele in Kaggevinne and in Adorp Brabant.5: German: possibly a habitational name from a lost or unidentified placename.6: Perhaps an altered form of German Piel or Piehl.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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