Meaning and Origin of: Cuyler
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First name origins & meanings:
- Irish : Chapel
- English : Peaceful
- Dutch : Archer
- Irish : The narrows; a wood; a church
First name variations
Last name origin & meaning:
- Dutch : probably a variant of Koole, from a short form of the personal name Nikolaas (see Nicholas). This is a common Dutch name in the Albany area. A variant form of the surname in the Netherlands is Kuilart, suggesting perhaps that these could be occupational names for a potato grower, from kuilen ‘to plant potatoes’ (from kuil ‘pit’, ‘hole’).
- The Cuyler family were one of five prominent political families in Albany, NY, by the 1730s. Philip and Cornelius Cuyler provisioned militiamen during the French and Indian War.