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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (mainly Devon and Cornwall) : nickname from a diminutive of Middle English, Old French rond, rund ‘fat’, ‘round’. Compare Round.
  • English : habitational name from Rundale in the parish of Shoreham, Kent, named from Old English rūm(ig) ‘roomy’, ‘spacious’ + dæl ‘valley’.
  • Swedish : ornamental name composed of the elements rund ‘round’ + the common suffix -ell, from the Latin adjectival suffix -elius.
  • Altered spelling of German Rundel, from a pet form of a Germanic personal name based on rūn ‘secret’, ‘rune’, ‘cryptogram’.

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