Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scandinavian, Dutch, and North German: from the personal name Apsel, Danish and North German vernacular form of the Biblical name Absolom. As a Scandinavian surname it is a shortened form of the patronymic forms Axelsson or Axelsen.
  2. Belgian and Dutch: habitational name for someone from either of two places, Aksel in East Flanders or Axel in Zeeland.
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