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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : variant of Abel 2.
  • German : from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ōd ‘possession’, ‘property’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘strong’.
  • French : patronymic from the nickname Lebel ‘the handsome (one)’: (fils) à Lebel ‘(son) of Lebel’.
  • Altered spelling of Slovenian Avbelj or Aubelj, both probably of German origin, from an old personal name (see 2).

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