Krengel Family History
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Krengel Name Meaning
German: probably an occupational name for a baker, from Middle High German krengel ‘doughnut’. Dutch: nickname for someone with curly hair, from Middle Dutch cringel ‘curl’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Polish kr(e,)giel ‘skittle’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from German Kringel ‘(cake) ring’, either an ornamental name or a metonymic occupational name for a pastrycook.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press