According to Rabbi Shmuel Shorr's book on Jewish names Gnendel derives
from Old High German, Genana, meaning "grandmother" or generally "old woman".It is an amuletic name meaning that the baby girl should have a long life.
Portage, MI USA
HIRSCHFELD, HERSZFELD, BUXBAUM, BUCHSBAUM, LINDENBAUM-Skwarzawa, Sielec
Bienkow, Gliniany, Nowy Jaryczow-Galicia
MINOFF, MINOWITZKI, MINOWICKI-Brest Litovsk, Vysoka Litovsk-Belarus
In a message dated 5/22/2014 12:12:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
Stephen Katz writes:
My great-great-Grandmother's name was "Gnendel." She was >from the Wolyn
(Volhynia) Gubernia in Ukraine. I'd like to know the meaning/origin of this
name, and would be grateful if someone could tell me. Thank you.