Last name origins & meanings:
- German: habitational name from various places so named, notably
the town across the Rhine from Strasbourg.
- German: from Middle High German
kel(e) ‘throat’, hence a nickname possibly for someone with a
goiter or perhaps with a distinctively throaty voice.
- German: variant of
Köhl (see Kohl).
- German: from a northern German field
name of unknown etymology.
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