Netzel Family History
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Netzel Name Meaning
(also Nötzel) nickname for a person in need or distress, from Middle High German not ‘hardship’, ‘distress’, ‘suffering’. possibly from a pet form of Notz, a short form of the personal name Norbert. southern metonymic occupational name for a maker of nets, from Middle High German netzel(in), a diminutive of netz ‘net’ (see Netz).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Hetzel, Netzer, Neitzel, Noetzel, Metzel, Netz, Oetzel, Zettel