Kimmel Family History
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Kimmel Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German kumin, German Kümmel ‘caraway’ (related to Latin cuminum, a word of Oriental origin, like the plant itself), hence a metonymic occupational name for a spicer, literally a supplier of caraway seeds. Compare Caraway, also Lorber and ZimÊt.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Himmel, Zimmel, Kimmer, Kimmet, Hummel, Semmel, Zimmer, Kimm, Kimbel