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Origin and popularity of the name WENDEL

Origin

Wendel : 1: German Swedish Danish and Dutch: from the German personal name Wendel a pet form of a short form Wando of a compound ancient Germanic name beginning with wand ‘to go to migrate’.2: German: metonymic occupational name for a turner from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn twist’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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