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Updated February 28, 2024

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a happy person or someone who liked to sing, or a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher, from Middle High German, Middle Low German vogel ‘bird’.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish female personal name Foygl, cognate with 1 above.

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