Wendel Family History
Wendel Name Meaning
German Swedish Danish and Dutch: from the German personal name Wendel a pet form of a short form Wando of a compound ancient Germanic name beginning with wand ‘to go to migrate’. German: metonymic occupational name for a turner from Middle High German wendel ‘to turn’ or Middle Low German wendelen ‘to turn twist’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022