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Keitel Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. It may be a variant spelling of Keidel, a variant spelling of the unexplained Prussian name Keytel, or a derivative of the South German dialect word Geitel ‘duck’ (and so a metonymic occupational name for a rearer of ducks or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble a duck). Alternatively the name may be derived from the Langobardic word gaida ‘spike (of a lance)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish keytl ‘small chain’, ‘hook’.

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


Similar surnames: Eitel, Meisel, Keiter, Keil, Kessel, Knittel, Kestel, Keidel, Keiper

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Keitel Family Origin

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Keitel Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

In 1881, the most common Keitel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Keitel's were Farmers.

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