Meaning and Origin of: Kiesel

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from the Germanic personal name Gisilo (see Giesel).
  • German : topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly land, from Middle High German kisel ‘pebble’, ‘gravel’. There are also several minor places named with this word, and the surname may be a habitational name from any of them. See also Kiesling.