Last name origins & meanings:
- Dutch: nickname from kaal ‘bald’.
- English: habitational name from the villages of East and West Keal in
Lincolnshire, which are named from Old Norse kjǫlr
- Perhaps an altered spelling of German
Köhl (see Kohl).
- Indian (Maharashtra);
pronounced as two syllables: Hindu descriptive nickname from Sanskrit
kāla ‘black’, found among Brahmans, Marathas, and other
communities. The Konkanasth Brahmans have a clan called
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