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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Dutch : unexplained. Perhaps a variant of Wemel, a nickname for a restless individual, from wemelen ‘to be teeming with (something)’.
  • This was the name of a prominent Dutch family name in the Albany–Schenectady area. Jan Barentsen Wemple arrived in Rensselaerswyck in 1645.

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