Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from Middle English angel ‘angel’ (from Latin
angelus), probably applied as a nickname for someone of angelic
temperament or appearance or for someone who played the part of an
angel in a pageant. As a North American surname it may also be an
Americanized form of a cognate European surname, as for example
Italian Angelo, Rumanian Anghel, Czech Anděl,
or Hungarian Angyal.
- German: ethnic name for a
member of a Germanic people on the Jutland peninsula; members of this
tribe invaded eastern and northern Britain in the 5th–6th centuries
and gave their name to England. See Engel.
(eastern Slovenia): from the Latin personal name Angelus.
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