Giebel Family History
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Giebel Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German gebel, gibel, meaning ‘gable’ but also ‘head’, ‘skull’, hence probably a name for someone living at a house with prominent gables or a nickname for someone with a large or otherwise remarkable head. The personal name Giebold or Geb(w)alt, from the stem geb- ‘gift’, may have been the origin in some instances.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Gaebel, Griebel, Gimbel, Goebel, Gibel, Bieber, Giesel, Kiesel, Uebel