Reidel Family History
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Reidel Name Meaning
German: nickname for a rough person, from Middle High German reitel ‘cudgel’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name from southeastern Yiddish reydl ‘little wheel’, ‘tool for perforating matzoth’ (see Redel). Altered spelling or variant of German Riedel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Redel, Reider, Reigel, Rendel, Seidel, Meisel, Keidel, Readel, Weidel