Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. HERZ-əl
Other Forms FormsHerttze, Herze, Herzze
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Contributor Contrib.amanh on 3/11/2017
The ancestral home of the Hertzel family is in the German province of Bavaria. Hertzel is a German nickname surname. Such names came from eke-names, or added names, that described their initial bearer through reference to a physical characteristic or other attribute. It is a name for a kindhearted or stalwart individual, and is derived from the German word herz, which means "heart".