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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German, Jewish
Scripts קרייסל(Hebrew, Yiddish)

Meaning & History

Jewish family name and originally a nickname for an active or disorganized person, derived from German kreisel meaning "spinning top, top", ultimately from kreis "circle". Alternatively, it could've be used as a nickname for a person with curly hair in the context of "spiral" or "curl".
Added 7/26/2017 by HL
Edited 10/24/2017 by HL