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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : from Middle Low German bil ‘hatchet’, Middle High German biel; hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used hatchets.
  • German : in southern Germany, a variant of Bühl (see Buehl).
  • German : habitational name from places so named in Baden and Bavaria.

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