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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Norwegian : habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Handal, probably from Old Norse horn ‘horn’ (denoting a sharp bend or angle in the landscape) + dal ‘valley’.
  • Arabic : from a descriptive epithet meaning ‘dwarf’.

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