Kobel Family History
Kobel Name Meaning
German:: topographic name from Middle High German kobel ‘rock gorge’. habitational name from any of several places in eastern Germany (mainly in Silesia) e.g. Kobel Kobeln Koblau which are named from Slavic kobyla ‘mare’. from Kobel ‘laborer's cottage hut’ hence by metonymy a bondsman or serf. (Köbel): see Koebel .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press