Last name origins & meanings:
- Welsh: from an Old Welsh personal name, Cynbel, composed
of the elements cyn ‘chief’ + bel ‘war’. This was borne
by Welsh chieftain in Roman times whose name is recorded in a
Latinized form as Cunobelinus; he provided the inspiration for
- English: habitational name
from a place in Gloucestershire, so named from a Celtic word related
to Welsh cyfyl ‘border’.
- Possibly also a variant of
English Kimball or Kimble.
- It is also quite likely
that this name has assimilated some instances of German
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