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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : habitational name from Abeele in Zeeland.
  • South German and Swiss German : from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert).
  • Latvian : from Latvian ābele ‘apple tree’, a topographic name or occupational name for someone who lived by or owned an orchard.
  • Variant of the Ashkenazic Jewish name Abeles.

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