Submitted Surname Revision History

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10/24/2017, 3:06 PM HL
7/26/2017, 10:47 AM HL

Name Kreisel
Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage German, Jewish
Scripts קרייסל (Hebrew, Yiddish)
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

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