Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German : southern form of Buehler.
  • German : possibly from Middle High German bil(le) ‘sculpture’ (from billen ‘to cut stone’), hence an occupational name for a stonemason or sculptor.
  • German : possibly a variant of Büller, a nickname from Middle High German büllen ‘to bark’, ‘bawl’.
  • Danish : altered form of German Buehler.
  • English : occupational name for a maker of billhooks or pruning forks (bills), from Middle English billere. Compare Billman.