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Updated February 19, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German (also Übel) : from a pet form of the personal name Oppo, a short form of a Germanic compound name beginning with od ‘property’, ‘possession’.
  • German (also Übel) : possibly also a nickname for an evildoer, from Middle High German übele ‘evil’, though this may be no more than folk etymology.

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