Griffel Family History
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Griffel Name Meaning
Dutch, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German griffel ‘slate pencil’, modern German Griffel. Dutch: topographic name from Dutch griffe ‘swamp ditch’. German: variant of Gribbel (see Gribble 2).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press