Kale Family History
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Kale Name Meaning
Dutch: nickname from kaal ‘bald’. English: habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjolr ‘ridge’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Köhl (see Kohl). Indian (Maharashtra); pronounced as two syllables: Hindu descriptive nickname from Sanskrit kala ‘black’, found among Brahmans, Marathas, and other communities. The Konkanasth Brahmans have a clan called Kale.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press