Kegel Family History
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Kegel Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German kegel ‘skittle’, ‘pin’, hence a nickname for an inveterate skittles or bowls player. The term also denoted an illegitimate child (hence the phrase (still current) mit Kind und Kegel ‘with all the family’) and in early New High German (15th century) took on the meaning ‘uncouth person’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kugel, Hegel, Kogel, Kregel, Fegely, Reigel, Kagel, Nebel, Deger