Last name origins & meanings:
- English: variant of Kestel.
- German: from Middle High
German kezzel ‘kettle’, ‘cauldron’, hence a metonymic
occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels, or
alternatively a topographic and habitational name, from the same word
in the sense ‘(ring-shaped) hollow’.
- Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from any of the places so named in the Belgian
provinces of Antwerp and Limburg or the Dutch province of North
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