Carel Family History
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Carel Name Meaning
French: from Old French quar(r)el ‘bolt (for a crossbow)’ (Late Latin quadrellum, a diminutive of quadrum ‘square’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of crossbow bolts, or a nickname for a short, stout man.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Carrel, Capel, Camel, Hamel, Tavel, Carnell, Clavel, Care, Canuel