Amsel Family History
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Amsel Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Amsl, from German Anselm (see Anselmo). German: from Amsel ‘(European) blackbird’ (a bird related to the American robin), hence either a nickname for someone fond of singing or an occupational name for a bird catcher.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press