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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : nickname from Middle High German tütelen ‘to flatter’, or possibly from Middle High German tütel ‘nipple’, ‘tit’.
  • North German and Dutch : from a variant of Dietel, a pet form of a personal name formed with Diet-, from the unattested Germanic word þeudo- ‘people’. Compare Dietrich.

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