Last name origins & meanings:
- German and Swiss German (also Knöbel): from Middle
High German knübel, probably a nickname in the sense
‘ankle’. However, the term also denotes a rounded elevation and may
therefore also be a topographic name for someone who lived by a knoll.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German
Knobel ‘knot’, ‘node’.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from
Yiddish knobl ‘garlic’.
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