Camel Family History
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Camel Name Meaning
English and French: from the word denoting the animal, Norman French came(i)l, Latin camelus, classical Greek kamelos. The surname may have arisen from a nickname denoting a clumsy or ill-tempered person. It may also be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with a sign depicting a camel. English: from an assimilated pronunciation of Campbell. English: possibly a habitational name from Queen Camel and West Camel in Somerset, Camel(le) in Domesday Book (1086), possibly a Celtic name from canto- ‘border’, ‘district’ and mel ‘bare hill’. Probably an Americanized spelling of Kamel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kamel, Hamel, Capel, Ramel, Gamel, Savel, Cater, Carel, Gabel, Cail