Garfinkel Family History

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Garfinkel Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or nickname from Yiddish gorfinkl ‘carbuncle’, German Karfunkel. This term denoted both a red precious or semi-precious stone, especially a garnet or ruby cut into a rounded shape (in which case it is an ornamental name), and a large inflamed growth on the skin like a large boil (in which case it is a descriptive nickname).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Finkel, Garfunkel, Griffel, Winkel, Gabriel, Garfield, Frenkel

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Garfinkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Garfinkel in 1949 was 41, and 86 in 2004.

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