|Subject:||On the note of it being a surname:|
|Author:||Mar (Authenticated as X-Mar)|
|Date:||October 24, 2006 at 1:15:55 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Magel by Cleveland Kent Evans|
this is what ancestry.com gives for a meaning:
Dutch: from a female personal name derived from the Germanic female personal name Machthild, composed of the elements macht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.
Another possible origin is that it comes from Mageltje (meaning Little Magel), which is a form of Mage, this name is a Frisian derived from the verb "mogen" which used to mean: be able to / can.
(spectrum voornamen boek)
This message was edited by the author on October 24, 2006 at 1:21:24 AM
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