Last name origin & meaning:
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tiler, from
an agent derivative of Middle High German ziegel ‘roof tile’
(Old High German ziagal, from Latin tegula), German
Ziegel. In the Middle Ages the term came to denote bricks as
well as tiles, and so in some cases the term may have denoted a
brickmaker or bricklayer rather than a tiler.
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