Family name origins & meanings
- German : from a pet form of the personal name Albrecht (see Albert).
- German : from Aal ‘eel’, Middle High German āl; generally the application would have been to an eel fisher, but in some cases it may also be a nickname for a ‘slippery’ person.
- German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a cobbler, from Middle High German āle ‘awl’, German Ahle.
- Swedish : from al ‘alder’, applied either as a topographic or an ornamental name. The -h- in the surname is purely ornamental and does not occur in the vocabulary word.