Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from Middle High German kunkel ‘spindle’,
‘distaff’ (from Late Latin conicula, conucula diminutive
of conus ‘cone’, ‘peg’), hence a metonymic occupational name
for a maker of spindles or a spinner or alternatively a nickname for a
tall thin person.
- German: from a medieval German personal name, a pet form
of Kuno (see Kuhn).
- German: perhaps a topographic name.
- German: habitational name from a manor near Eisenack (Thuringia) or Erkelenz
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