Pfannenstiel Family History
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Pfannenstiel Name Meaning
South German: from Middle High German pfannenstil ‘panhandle’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a pansmith or tinker, or for a cook. Bahlow says the word is also recorded as a field name, which could have given rise to the surname.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Fenster, Federspiel, Hippensteel, Nestel, Pfenninger, Falkenstein