Knobel Family History
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Knobel Name Meaning
German and Swiss German (also Knöbel): from Middle High German knübel, probably a nickname in the sense ‘ankle’. However, the term also denotes a rounded elevation and may therefore also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a knoll. Knöbel is also an archaic word for a servant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Knobel ‘knot’, ‘node’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Yiddish knobl ‘garlic’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kobel, Kober, Knoll, Nobel, Nebel, Kopel, Sobel, Knebel, Kabel, Kogel