Meaning and Origin of: Ahl

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.