Kachel Family History
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Kachel Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German kachel ‘pot’, ‘earthenware vessel’. The surname is common in the Alemannic and Swabian regions. The modern German sense ‘glazed tile’ is a fairly recent development, and probably has not contributed to the surname. Compare Euler, Hafner, and Töpfer (see Toepfer).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press