Karpel Family History
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Karpel Name Meaning
German and Polish: from a personal name, a diminutive of Karp 2. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name karpl, a pet form of Karp 1. Altered form of Polish Karpiel ‘rutabago’, a metonymic nickname for a peasant farmer.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press