Koppel Family History
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Koppel Name Meaning
North German: from Middle Low German koppel ‘enclosed common pasture’, hence a topographic name for someone living near such pasture, or possibly a status name for a commoner, i.e. someone who had the right to use such land for his livestock. German: from the Silesian dialect word Köppel ‘head’, a nickname for someone with a visible deformity or peculiarity of the head. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name kopl, a pet form of Jakob (see Jacob).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press