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Handel Surname Origin
(Origin Danish) Trade, commerce; to trade, traffic; handel, Dutch, traffic, commerce, mechanic art, profession, business, or employment.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Handel Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Handel family history than the origin of your surname:
A Handel Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson