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Wempel Surname Origin
Wampull, a river in England. Wimpole, a place in London, a flag-staff. Wem, a town in England, also in Scotland, and signifies a hollow place, a cave; Wempool, the pool in the hollow or low place.
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.
Wempel Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Wempel Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes