Kessel Family History
Kessel Name Meaning
Cornish: variant of Kessell . German: from Middle High German keʒʒel ‘kettle cauldron’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of copper cooking vessels or alternatively a topographic and habitational name from the same word in the sense ‘(ring-shaped) hollow’. Dutch (mainly Van Kessel): habitational name for someone from any of the places so named in the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Limburg or in the Belgian provinces of Antwerp and Limburg.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press