Ezell Family History
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Ezell Name Meaning
English: of unknown origin. The name was well established in the Carolinas by the mid 18th century. In one branch of the family the name was changed to Israel; this is a derivative, not the origin. Americanized form (under French influence) of German Esel, a nickname from Middle High German esel ‘donkey’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press