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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from a reduced form of Middle High German zagel ‘tail’ or from a reduced form of a compound name formed with this element, as for example Hasenzahl (‘hare’s tail’).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name Tsal, a pet form of the Biblical name Betzalel.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from German Zahl ‘number’.

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