Recknagel Family History
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Recknagel Name Meaning
German (Thuringian): from Middle High German recken ‘to raise or lift’ (here in the imperative) + nagel ‘nail’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or perhaps an obscene nickname (with a transferred sense for nagel, i.e. ‘penis’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press