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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : from coppel ‘yoke’, ‘band’, ‘tie’ + man ‘man’, an occupational name for a yoke maker or perhaps a nickname for a matchmaker.
  • North German (Koppelmann) and Dutch : from a derivative of Koppel ‘common land’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : elaborated form of Koppel, with Yiddish man ‘man’.

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