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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : occupational name for a torchmaker or for someone whose job was to light or carry a torch, from Middle High German vackel ‘torch’ + agent suffix -er.
  • German : from a short form of the Slavic personal name Wenceslaw or other Slavic names beginning with Vech- or Vach.
  • German : Americanized spelling of Fachler, an occupational name for a surveyor of fish pens (see Fecher).

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