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Keitel Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. It may be a variant spelling of Keidel, a variant spelling of the unexplained Prussian name Keytel, or a derivative of the South German dialect word Geitel ‘duck’ (and so a metonymic occupational name for a rearer of ducks or possibly a nickname for someone thought to resemble a duck). Alternatively the name may be derived from the Langobardic word gaida ‘spike (of a lance)’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from Yiddish keytl ‘small chain’, ‘hook’.

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


Similar surnames: Eitel, Meisel, Keiter, Keil, Kessel, Knittel, Kestel, Keidel, Keiper

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Keitel Family Origin

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Keitel Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Barber

    8%
  • Butcher

    8%

In 1880, the most common Keitel occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 17% of Keitel's were Cabinet Makers. Cabinet Maker, Farmer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Keitel. A less common occupation for the Keitel family was Butcher.

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