Finkle Family History
Finkle Name Meaning
English: habitational name (reflecting the pronunciation of the placename) for someone from Finchale in Durham named from Old English finc ‘finch’ + halh ‘nook or corner of land’. English: habitational name from Finghall in the North Yorkshire from an Old English personal name Fīn + halh ‘nook or corner of land’. English: from Middle English fenkel finkel ‘fennel’ a plant grown for its medicinal and culinary uses. Compare Fennell . English: or perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fenkel ‘corner bend’ for someone who lived on a corner or sharp bend. The word survives in northern English dialect as fenkle. Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Finkel .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022