NAGEL family name #austria-czech


Robert Fraser
 

An ancestral family, which originated (as far as I am aware)
in Moravia and moved to Vienna c. mid 1800's, bears the
surname NAGEL.

I know this means needle or nail in German. Can anyone
speculate (a big ask, I know) how this name might have
arisen?
Trade name, nail maker? Any suggestions?

Robert Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Researching:
NOWAK; Moravia, Austria, USA and the world: EISINGER;
Moravia, Vienna, USA and the world
NAGEL; Moravia, Vienna, New York: FINKELSTEIN; Galicia,
Vienna
WORTMANN; Slovakia, USA: KRAUTERBLUTH; Poland, ?

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