Type Surname (from nickname & ornamental)
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Contributor Contrib.lilolaf on 12/30/2015
Probably applied as a nickname for a man who had some peculiarity of the fingers, such as possessing a supernumerary one or having lost one or more of them through injury, or for someone who was small in stature or considered insignificant. As a Jewish name, it can also be an ornamental name.