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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • South German : topographic name for someone who lived on a hill, from Bavarian dialect Bichel ‘hill’, variant of Bühel (see Buehler).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : occupational name for a seller or binder of books, from Yiddish bukh ‘book’ + the agent suffix -ler.

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