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Garfinkel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Finkel, Garfunkel, Griffel, Winkel, Gabriel, Garfield, Frenkel

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