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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 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.

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