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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : probably an altered form of Austrian German Windschigl, an occupational nickname for a shoemaker, from Middle High German winden ‘to turn’, ‘wind’ + schigl (equivalent to schüg(e)l), a diminutive of schuoh, probably a journeyman's name, ‘turn the (little) shoe’.

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