origin of the surname Doppler
Could anyone explain me the origin of this german surname.
It is quite known in the scientific world.Thanks in advance
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1. nickname from Middle High German topelære ‘dice player’.
2. habitational name for someone from either of two places called Toppel, in Saxony-Anhalt (Germany), and in Austria.
3. habitional name from Middle High German "tobel" (gorge, woody valley)(1. and 2. are from the Oxford Dictionary of American Family Names, 3. is from Rosa und Volker Kohlheim, Familiennamen, Mannheim 2000)
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