Last name origins & meanings:
- Altered spelling of German Kardel, a metonymic
occupational name for a wool carder, from a Rhineland dialect word,
Karde ‘thistle’, dried thistle heads having originally been
used to comb and clean (i.e. card) wool.
- topographic name from
Kardel, Rhineland dialect for a steep hillside path hewn out of
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