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Type Surname
Scripts גאָרפֿינקל‎(Hebrew, Yiddish)

Meaning & History

From גאָרפֿינקל‎ (gorfinkl), "carbuncle" in Yiddish, which in turns derives from German Karfunkel. A notable bearer of this surname is Art Garfunkel.

Carbuncle is an archaic term for a number of red gemstones, usually red garnet.
Added 5/11/2018 by jfifles