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[Surname] what does ABDEL mean?
It is so hard to find the meanings of actual arabic surnames! Everything on the internet having do do with them is the algorithm for the structure (i.e. I already know that "Bin" means "son of!"), but never the meanings of actual names.
The person bearing the name has an arabic first name as well, the meaning of which is easily found on arabic first name databases.
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Isn't it just a variant of Abd-al, meaning "servant of", the same as abdul ...?
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I think it means "servant" and it is a sort of prefixe in many arabic surnames. See the french site:
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