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Type Surname
Usage English

Meaning & History

Derived from Middle English tingel, referring to a kind of very small nail (a word of North German origin); this was either an occupational name for a maker of pins or nails, or else a nickname for a small thin man.

(Alternatively, this could be an Americanized form of German Dingel or of some other similar-sounding name.)
Added 8/6/2019 by Allee tingle
Edited 8/6/2023 by SeaHorse15 and Frollein Gladys