Happel Family History
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Happel Name Meaning
German: from a pet form of the medieval German personal names Hadebald or Hadebert, composed of the elements had(u) ‘battle’, ‘strife’ + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ or bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a seller of apples, a variant of Appel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press