Kloeppel Family History
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Kloeppel Name Meaning
German (Klöppel): from Klöppel ‘bell-clapper’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bell-ringer or a craftsman using a clapper-like instrument in his work. Compare Klopfer. The same word was also used to denote a clumsy youth and the surname could equally have arisen from a nickname with this sense.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press